Tony Awards vs. MTV Movie Awards
One of the reasons I was adamant about getting a tumblr was because I’m not much of a blogger. I usually can’t keep up with one and I can never think of anything to write about. Not to mention with there being so many blogs out there already, who would want to read about what I write anyway? After last night, however, I was hit by a burst of inspiration that I thought I could express my opinion on:
Last night, the Tony Awards came on. Being a lover of theatre and musicals, I watched from start to finish. Neil Patrick Harris was a terrific host (I would love to have the opening number as an mp3), and the performances were great. I also geeked out when James Corden (a.k.a. Craig Owens from Doctor Who) won Leading Actor in a Play for One Man, Two Guvnors. All in all, I was a great evening.
After it was over, a rerun of the MTV Movie Awards came on…
I had missed it the week before. I haven’t really been a big fan of it in the last three years due to the Twilight movies winning every award despite that the whole franchise is one of the worst things to happen to humanity. The reason I keep watching it is because of the movie skits the host will perform. You know, the ones where they walk around in scenes from the movie and parody it. They are usually funny…
For those of you who have watched the award show already, you can imagine my disappointment that there were none except for a bit about Joel McHale being an archer.
The fact that Russell Brand was hosting was enough to make me groan. I’m not exactly sure what it is that makes me dislike him so much. Maybe it’s the overly dirty jokes and the fact that it’s usually ALL HE EVER TALKS ABOUT (Then again, I am a Craig Ferguson fan…). Maybe it’s because he seems really fake like most of the celebrities that grace the red carpets of Hollywood. I’m still trying to figure this one out.
There were a few highlights of it all: Johnny Depp rocking it out with The Back Keys, Emma Stone’s acceptance speech after receiving the Trailblazer Award, and Twilight only one two awards! Granted one of them was Movie of the Year, but it’s a start (May I add that I think Kristen Stewart might have been high that evening).
The upside to all of this is that Twilight only has one more movie to go until we can finally stop hearing about it (Hallelujah!!)
Anyway, back on topic: One thing that I do keep forgetting is that the MTV Movie Awards are not the Academy Awards. The fans vote on who wins instead of an academy of professionals who can spot a bad actor from five miles away (I do question some of there choices, but I’ll save that for another blog). I appreciate that fans can have a say in what and who they think are deserving of certain awards; being a blogger I might be obligated to feel this way. But when a majority of teenage viewers are decomposing brain cells after countless hours of Jersey Shore and Teen Mom… I think you get the picture (Again, I could go on forever about how MTV has dawdled and how reality shows are most likely run by evil brain-rotting aliens…. But I’ll save it for later).
Maybe I shouldn’t let this bother me since award shows where viewers can vote aren’t exactly that serious. I use to like watching it when I was younger and feel now that it has just gotten lamer and the days when I had no clue who was going to win are gone forever (Maybe they’ve always been lame, and I’m just realizing it now that I’m an adult….).
Thankfully, the Tony Awards are the few shows I can watch and feel as if people are being judged fairly. All I can hope is that they don’t make a Twilight musical….