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Do You Watch Award Shows?

I love awards season. I’m always down for the Golden Globes, the Grammys, the Tonys, the Emmys, and the Oscars (less than two weeks away!)

Bruno Mars Performs

The Golden Globes are hilarious because half of Hollywood is plastered. The Grammys are great because there is always a crash and burn (Oh, Nicki Minaj, that was SuperBad.) The Oscars take themselves Very Seriously, but who doesn’t love to watch?

Adele’s performance on the Grammys Sunday night was unbelievable. She gave me goosebumps. I’m more of an Etta James fan than a Whitney Houston fan, so the tributes to the most recent dearly departed was just alright.

The other star-making turn on the Grammys? The Civil Wars, what a contrast with some of the flash and bang artists that had come before.

(Oh. And Chris Brown performed. Go read this Rumpus story “Dear Young Ladies Who Would Love Chris Brown So Much They Would Let Him Beat Them” about that whole thing, because that’s a whole ‘nother post.)

Twitter, Facebook, and the other social networks have made watching awards shows so much more fun. People all over the world seeing the same broadcast at the same time (mostly) and chatting, Tweeting, and cracking jokes. It’s more fun than ever to watch award shows. I can’t wait to get home on award show nights, turn on the show and fire up the laptop.

Do you join in on the conversation or do you think award shows are just patting themselves on the back in a sparkly dress, while wearing earrings that cost more than a school teacher makes? Which award show is your favorite?



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  1. Lynn Smith 02/21/2012 at 12:03 am

    I watch some award shows, usually the Oscars and the Grammys. The Grammy Awards show is always good.

  2. Mama MaRY 02/15/2012 at 11:47 pm

    I LOVE award shows!!! The celebs, the speeches, the red carpet, all of it. The OScars are my fave but the Golden Globes and Grammys are great too. Can’t wait for next weekend. We’re having a twitter party with the hashtag #oscarsmack if you want to join in the fun! #Grammysmack was a blast. And side note: how amazing is Adele???

  3. Erica 02/14/2012 at 10:52 am

    I love award shows too! The Globes and Grammys rank, and I like the MTV award shows for their attitude and more daring fashion (for better or worse). I only wish that more nominees would prepare eloquent, meaningful mini speeches instead of wasting their 20 seconds saying OHMYGOSH over and over.

  4. Teddie 02/14/2012 at 9:02 am


    Did you not see the tribute to Etta James toward the top of the show? It was done by Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt. They sang “Sunday Kind of Love.”

  5. Teddie 02/14/2012 at 9:00 am


    Did you not see the tribute to Etta James toward the top of the show? It was done by Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt.