There’s Something About Awards Shows

I just love top ten lists, awards shows, and the greatest of collections. There’s just something about awards shows that compel me to watch; tonight’s Oscars are no exception. I write this as I watch the best and brightest of the year receive their statuettes, and for some their only moment of glory and then it’s back to anonymity.

I think it’s the conversation that begins as soon as one of these shows concludes that draw me in. I love the debate that ensues. Maybe that’s the English teacher in me.

But more than that, I enjoy the sharing of experiences with my friends and family as we discuss our picks and our remembrances of the items on the best of lists. Even though I taught a novel this year, The Princess Bride, where the author parodies the fascination with these lists and rankings, I still love them. I even love them when ESPN calls a horse (Secretariat) an athlete, or when Titanic, on a wave of nostalgia, steals a Best Picture award from L.A. Confidential. Sorry about that bad pun–couldn’t be helped.

I look forward to tomorrow’s lunch time debate with my favorite group of debaters, a group we have self-proclaimed the Joint Chiefs.


2 thoughts on “There’s Something About Awards Shows

  1. Betty

    I love award shows too. Johnny Depp is one of my favorites, so I was disappointed that he didn’t win. Of course, I haven’t seen any of the movies that were up for awards. I usually wait for them to come to the dollar theaters.:)


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