Most of the ceremonies feature flickers of genuine emotion amid hours of sanctimonious, self-serving or scolding speeches.
~“Opinion: Put the Oscars Out of Their Misery”
Yes. Oddly, this op-ed doesn’t touch on the main reason to get rid of awards shows: we don’t have any agreed-upon aesthetic standards for deciding what’s deserving of awards—so what’s the point?
My rule would be that you’re only allowed to hold an awards ceremony if Ricky Gervais hosts it. There’s nothing better than seeing the looks of horror on the faces of our self-satisfied celebrity class as Gervais relentlessly roasts them.