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How relevant are the Emmy Awards?

  1. UnnamedHarald profile image97
    UnnamedHaraldposted 2 years ago

    How relevant are the Emmy Awards?

    It struck me, as I looked through the list of winners, I had only ever seen "Mom", "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and an old episode or two of "Mad Men". Of the others, I've never seen any of their episodes-- or even heard of some of them. And I'm not one of those people who pretend not to watch television.

  2. RTalloni profile image88
    RTalloniposted 2 years ago

    This question is intriguing for several reasons, primarily provoking thought about the condition of a society that permits so few to shape their thinking on so much. 

    The awards aren't relevant to anything of any substance whatsoever.  They feed narcism on every level, they encourage people to spend their so-called small incomes on the imaginary, and then they are gone with the wind so new trends can perpetuate the cycle. 

    On pretending not to watch television, it occurs to me that more people probably pretend to watch it, therefore they do not think through what they and their families are absorbing.

  3. mactavers profile image92
    mactaversposted 2 years ago

    There has always been a wide gap between what the critics think of entertainment and what appeals to the general public.  Any creative media is subjective not empirical and comes down to personal taste.

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    I guess if you watch a lot of TV they're relevant. I tend to watch more movies than television shows, so they're not terribly relevant to me personally. I took a quick glance at the winners in this morning's paper and I don't think I've watched a single episode of any of the winning shows. (shrugs)

  5. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    The awards are only (relevant) to those working in the industry.
    As a side note there are some "fans" who love to watch their favorite celebrities walk the red carpet and pray that they win an award.
    Some folks are "emotionally invested" in their favorite celebrities.
    Unlike the Oscars where a win might get more people to go see a movie which increases their box office....it's rare an Emmy win leads to more viewers. It's not unheard of for canceled or series ended shows to win awards.
    It's a feather in one's cap to be forever referred to as Emmy Award Winner...etc It may even get that person a raise.
    Having lived in Southern California for many years it became very apparent that awards are not primarily given on {merit}.
    Politics has a hand in most of the outcomes.
    There is a lot of "campaigning" that goes on to get actors, shows, and movies nominated. Afterwards they work to influence voters.
    Studios (spend a ton of money) on advertising in industry trade newspapers and websites to get Academy voter's attention.