Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Award ceremonies...

I heard during the week that James Cameron had a four million dollar Oscar war-chest.
Thats 4,000,000 dollars to wine, dine and sixty-nine a few thousand people who are members of the Academy. Thats what happens behind the scenes it seems. There is a lot of wining and dining, and where the sixty-nining may not necessarily come into it, a large amount of arse licking much kow-towing and general subservience...

It reminded me a bit of some other award ceremonies/competitions... its all a bit sick if you ask me...

7 comments:

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Now, now....

Anonymous said...

The other awards ceremony... Was it the Lisbon treaty?

Toronto Icarus said...

The tent at the Galway Races?

samcrea said...

well I suppose when Radio jocks tell their listeners to vote for them in public votes.... and that sort of thing....

Christy said...

Hi SAm

I agree, not much of a winner if you had to cajole people to vote for you rather than people being inspired for themselves to vote for you.

An award seems a bit daft if it can be rigged by the person with the most opportunity to influence votes but not necessarily the most merit. Probably most awards are won that way now I suppose.

samcrea said...

Hello Christy, and your welcome...
I will work harder to post more..
tech glitches at the mo...

Christy said...

Well make sure you do, otherwise some people might start saying blogging is dead....
:)