10 Things That Should Be Banned From Awards Shows

“Yes, this is the season for awards shows, which culminates with the Oscars at the end of February. But all the broadcasts are too long, formulaic, and lacking surprise to be palatable. And yet we all watch them anyway. Getting rid of hosts like Gervais, who at least added a bit of misanthropic danger to the proceedings, won’t help make them any better. But if award show producers want to enliven the proceedings — and boost ratings in the process — here are 10 other things we could all do without.” w/ photos

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