Saturday, November 13, 2010

Judging the People's Choice Judgey awards

I have long been aware of the "People's Choice" awards though have paid them little regard. These are the awards that are revealed ahead of time, voted on by the masses, and have no real artistic merit.

However the recipients like to say they are the most important because they are the "people's voice".

I just went online to see the voting (and participate for the first time since I have an American IP address) and I would like to know 2 things:

1. Who the heck are these "people"???? Because the nominees are TERRIBLE! I'm a people. But I'm not these people. I wouldn't classify myself as a people that's the same people who is voting for those people. Each category I reviewed was more or less a vote by process of elimination.
Really- what would you choose between 'best actresses' : Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, and four other equally forgettable and one dimensional actresses (Kristen Stewart anyone? She played a really deep and introspective "Bella"). No one of any actual talent or skill. Tell me: "Would you prefer to have a hunchback for the rest of your life, or a permanent Beiber haircut" (just kidding- I love that kid)


2. Who the heck comes up with these categories?! Did you know you could vote on your favourite crime TV Drama main character? Hmm... that's not too specific at all. I'm surprised there aren't 567 categories based upon that level of detail and specificity. I didn't know I could have a favourite "TV doctor in a TV drama" (I'm not joking- that's one of the categories).

So I bow out. I'm not part of the people's choice. I'm not choosing. I'm not a 'people'. I will stick with the Oscars. Though that's also a popularity contest, it's at least voted on by others in the industry- instead of tweens who will vote 40,000 times for Tayler Lautner of "Twilight" in an effort to best "Robert Downey Jr" in the category of "yummiest superhero in a movie adaptation of book or comic featuring supernatural beings born after 1950".