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Regional Emmys

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lovinlife101
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Regional Emmys

Post by lovinlife101 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:00 am

It’s disgusting to see how broadcasters get a chubby every time they’ve been nominated for an Emmy. Do you know the truth behind the regional Emmy?

So here’s what you read on social media from a broadcaster, “Consider my amazement and surprise when I just heard I was nominated for an Emmy! It’s a complete shock! I had no idea!”

FAKE NEWS ALERT!

Truth: you have to sign up yourself, or the place you work for signs you up to be “considered.” It’s not a “shock” to anyone! You have to fill out paperwork and pay money. NO SURPRISE THERE!

Then, who judges the “competition”?

1. A random segment of the viewing population from the area?
2. A prestigious panel of certified, objective judges?

NOPE! Just other working stiffs from another station where the only thing that separates them from free pizza is filling out a form of who they think is the best. So, the first candidate wins! LET’S EAT!

Someone could pass gas in a microphone and win a regional Emmy. They’re less than worthless.

Then, if you get “nominated” you get all dressed up and pay for the rubber chicken dinner award ceremony where a panel of pizza eaters picked the first candidate for the prize.

So, let’s review, you or your organization must apply yourself. That means pay money per category (it’s a higher payment if you don’t already pay Emmy to be a “member”). That money doesn’t go to pay objective experts for consideration; it’s just disgruntled volunteers from another station hungry for free pizza. Then, you pay to attend an overpriced dinner to see who a panel of non-experts picked to “win.”

It’s quite the racket, but there’s plenty of backslapping among those who believe their our hype.



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Lester The Nightfly
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Re: Regional Emmys

Post by Lester The Nightfly » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:58 pm

Devastatingly accurate. My admiration and a coupon for free rubber chicken pizza are coming your way. :blink



lovinlife101
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Re: Regional Emmys

Post by lovinlife101 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:59 am

Lester The Nightfly wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:58 pm
Devastatingly accurate. My admiration and a coupon for free rubber chicken pizza are coming your way. :blink
Thanks.

I’m sure for those who can’t win other real awards there will be local knock-offs too.

Can’t win a Super Bowl? Start a local chapter!

Pulitzer? Nobel Peace Prize? Purple Heart?

The possibilities are endless!



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