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Say what you will about awards-show season (seriously, comment below!), but each awards ceremony is hard to ignore once the red carpet is rolled out. Tonight saw Hollywood welcome the red carpet of the Golden Globes, the Oscars' jealous little brother. The night is especially important for film (Oscar nominees are announced later this week, and a Globes win could sway Academy voters), but television also has a lot at stake with this ceremony the only major TV awards show until the late-summer Emmys.
It's shiny trophy time in Hollywood, but before the bald-headed first-place prizes get handed out on February 22, the Golden Globes--also known as "The Oscars' precursor"--have to be doled out. The nominees are in, and the field features familiar faces and some surprising entries.
Last night, the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards got many things right, and a whole lotta things wrong. Cable networks continued to stack their trophy cases and prove they're better than the broadcast behemoths with major wins, and the big victors of the evening--both of which barely move the needle in the ratings department--showed once again that American viewers just don't watch the quality stuff.
But the big story of the gala was the cringe-worthy ceremony, which is being labeled a disaster by those unfortunate enough to have sat through it.
The Simpsons once again claimed television's highest honor for a prime-time cartoon Saturday at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, extending the show's record winning streak.