Why I Don’t Watch Award Shows

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Why I Don’t Watch Award Shows

The Oscars.
The Tonys.
The Golden Globes.

… and on, and on, and on…

I’m in the arts, so you’d think I’d watch at least a few of the award shows, right?
Nope.
Not a one.

Here’s why, in a nutshell:
I prefer “doing” to “watching”. I’d rather “be” than “observe”.

For me, watching an awards show is just too far removed from the real world:

Level 0: Reality. Doing something or being yourself.

Level 1: Acting. Pretending to do something or be someone else.

Level 2: Viewing. Watching someone pretend to do something or be someone else.

Level 3: Reviewing. Talking about watching someone pretend to do something or be someone else.

Level 4: Awards. Prizes based on talking about watching someone pretend to do something or be someone else.

Level 5: Award Show. Watching other people give prizes based on talking about watching someone pretend to do something or be someone else.

AHHHHH!!!! Make It STOP!!!

(ok, I feel better now)

Maybe it’s because my mind works better with concrete thinking vs. abstract thought.
Maybe I secretly desire to be famous.
Maybe it’s the insincere acceptance speeches, or celebrities pushing their causes.
Maybe I just can’t stand all the cheesy musical numbers and montage sequences.

I dunno.

But I for one won’t be watching any award shows soon…

Until I’m invited.

Then it’s “Level 0: Reality.” 😉

Joe

 

All content written and voiced by Joe J Thomas online at: JoeActor.com

 

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3 thoughts on “Why I Don’t Watch Award Shows

  1. Comparing myself to others is a daily battle. I still watch the Oscars, Golden Globes and Tony’s b/c I think skilled storytelling is my business. However, we are have different qualities that make the “creative soup” more flavorful.

    I might add parmesianto my bowl, while you might add a hunk of bread We all need different elements. Ultimately the story is the thing we want.

    Thanks Joe

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