Tripoli Falls to Islamist Militias | Main | Overnight Open Thread (8-25-2014)
August 25, 2014

Oh the Emmys Are On or Something

On ABC NBC.

No wonder I didn't know it was on. Unless an NBC show has spinning chairs, people just don't care.

Open thread for that and TV I guess.

So I see Modern Family has won another one, with Ty Burrell winning for best supporting actor in a comedy. I guess he's supporting because it's an ensemble, even though he's the "lead" (if I understand this show).

I have a dirty theory about why shows like Modern Family win every year. I don't want to suggest it's not a good show. I hear it's a good show.

But here's my dirty theory:

If you assume that everyone in the industry is a jealous, bitter egomaniac, Is it in your own best egotistical interest to give the award to Ty Burrell every single year or to spread the awards around?

I say it's in your own best interest to just pile so many awards onto Ty Burrell that he can't even walk. Because, if you're a bitter, jealous egomaniac, it's better that all the awards to go one guy, because, 1, he can't possibly enjoy them much after the second, so you're really not helping him much at this point, and, more importantly, 2, it keeps awards from going to other people.

If Ty Burrell has all the awards, this can't hurt you as a competitive matter too much, assuming you're not competing with Ty Burrell for a part.

But the more you spread them around, the higher the odds that you'll be giving an Emmy to someone you are in direct competition with at some point, and thus will cede the winner an advantage over you.

So it's better to just throw awards at the same show every year than to scatter them around. If people are going to get Emmys, and those people are Not You, you want them in as few a hands as possible, even if that means that Modern Family has sixty three bazillion awards.

Just don't give it to any tv show in your own timeslot.


digg this
posted by Ace at 08:42 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Helena Handbasket: ">>> 506 I'm a gen-xer trapped in the middle. I hav ..."

banana Dream: ">>> ROFL: Daily Mail asked how did Florida end wit ..."

J.J. Sefton: " 493 >>12 Now we know how Harry Reid lost an eye. ..."

alexthechick - boobs and hysteria: "[i]I'm a gen-xer trapped in the middle. I have dis ..."

weft cut-loop[/i][/b]: "[i]And if the VP spot does somehow open up, the GO ..."

kallisto: "methinks Huma is FOS ..."

The ARC of History!: "[i]Turkey is a runaway train heading toward a coll ..."

Martini Farmer: "> My vote is that the unnamed senator was Spartacu ..."

Buzzion: "Just start thinking about who this could possibly ..."

[/i][/b]Christopher R Taylor[/i][/s][/b]: "[i]he was replaced by two women - one of whom is b ..."

Adirondack Patriot: "Yes, but Saudi intelligence = 1. Where the best ..."

Wally: "Meghan McCain melts down about Ivanka and Jared at ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64