Dec 15, 2010

Statute of Limitations

The Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning. What's up with the Temple Grandin nomination?  I mean yes, it's an absolutely wonderful movie.  Top notch.  But it won several Emmys last year.  What is the statute of limitations on award nominations for movies, songs, and shows?  Is it just me or do these awards now seem to cover a two to three year period? There must be some really complicated formula like "if a made for TV movie kicked critic butt and aired in an otherwise slow year and had its first release date anywhere in the known world including North Korea at least three seconds after a) the curtain of any competing awards show, 2) Fashion Week, c) the closing bell of the Stock Exchange any day except Wednesday, and/or the advertising revenue for said movie has the potential to continue a strong showing if said movie is provided with additional nominations and awards, then said movie may retain its eligibility until further notice."

And similar formulae for the Grammys, Emmys, Oscars, Clios, People's Choice Awards, you name it, must exist on paper somewhere: "If said song is re-released on a "best of" cd after a proper waiting period, such as forty-eight hours after the original release obtained significant recognition, the aforementioned song may regain eligibility in all categories including: best single, best song, best album, best comeback, best throwback, best duet with cymbals, best duet without cymbals, best big band featuring washed-up former rocker, best current rocker thrilled to be on same stage with blues legend, and additional categories not list here.  Call Grammy office for additional information."

P.S. Two readers have told me they were unable to comment on Is It Just Me because Blogspot requires an ID for comments.  Only my high tech brother-in-law was able to comment.  When my high tech husband explains the ID system to me this weekend I will post instructions.


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  2. Thanks for the commenting help, Maggie. I'm off to check out your blog now.