So I watched the Oscars last night and I enjoyed them quite a bit. I wanted to share something funny about award shows. See we have a couple of them here in Los Angeles for theater. Notably the Ovations and the LA Weekly Awards. Neither one is on TV of course but they try to approximate the Oscars or the Tonys and they're a nice celebration of local theater.
I'm up for a lighting award this year at the LA Weekly Awards. Hopefully I can parlay that into a lucrative career lighting shows for small theaters around the world (lots of money in small thearter...;-)
Here's the thing about these award presentations. They hand our nominations - usually about 5 per category - then at the ceremony announce one winner. This creates a sense of excitement and anticipation for the event and get the nominees there with their friends.
Each award announcement means that 4 out 5 people are not winners. They're losers. By the end of the night nearly everyone in the audience is disappointed for one reason or another.
Good thing it's an honor just to be nominated.