Monday, June 17, 2013

Daytime winners

Have to admit I didn't watch the Daytime Emmys. Hollywood self-congratulation leaves me cold.

So it's a little hypocritical for me to say I'm happy about the winner of the best game show host Emmy. But I am pleased about Ben Bailey getting another statuette for hosting the sadly canceled Cash Cab. The show had its detractors. Too cheap and too simplistic, ran the complaints. But most everybody liked the wisecracking cabbie who popped the questions at his passengers.

The Price is Right won the best game show award. My TPiR-indifference kicks in here. A nice note was Betty White announcing the lifetime achievement Emmy for the late Bob Stewart. Monty Hall also received a lifetime award from his successor on Let's Make a Deal, Wayne Brady.

I wonder if they'll ever start such awards in my line of work. Best Supporting Actuary in a Continuing Company? Just doesn't sound like something which would attract a lot of viewers.

UPDATE: Speaking of viewers, the awards show lured 857K of them, on average, for the 8:00PM-11:00PM hours. Meanwhile, everybody's a critic, including CBS president Les Moonves. He told TMZ: "It wasn't a very well produced show and you can put that on the air." And his network won a lot of the awards.

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