Many women actresses spend their careers snubbed by awards shows. Susan Lucci famously was nominated 18 times before she was awards.
Such has been the fate of Miss Piggy, actress extraordinaire and tireless worker for pig rights around the world and in space. But finally, that wrong will be righted, as Miss Piggy will be presented with the Annual Sackler Center First Award. The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is a standing exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum since 2007, and “the first international exhibit exclusively dedicated to feminist art from 1990 to the present,” according to the website.
“Moi is thrilled—but frankly, not surprised to be receiving this Sackler Center First Award,” Miss Piggy said. “It is truly wonderful to be celebrated and share this honor with fellow legends, role models, and pioneers of female fabulosity. We rock!”
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A few notes from last night’s event–with no Adele and no Beyoncé performances, the show felt mainly like an afterthought. Noted that currently Idol winner Scotty McCreery won nothing, once again indicative of his true standing in the music industry of another WGWG with little staying or selling power.
Meanwhile Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood took advantage of being the biggest powerhouses on the bill to remind us that they are still the platinum standard that all Idol alum are reaching to be.
After the jump, Carrie’s latest hit, “Blown Away.”
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The annual Broadway advertising segment known as the Tony Awards went off last night.Neil Patrick Harris reminded us that he should be first in line to host everything, always. There were musical numbers in nearly every segment, almost all which showed why, if you like this sort of thing, these shows were going to be the sort of thing you liked. The creators of South Park took home nine trophies for The Book Of Mormon, a moving culmination of their success story. Best of all, Bono was humble!
There were a few dud moments. The opening number was marred by a painful turn by Brooke Shields, who showed she could neither read a teleprompter, nor get a line right without multiple takes, and then was so embarrassed she couldn’t shut up about it later. Christie Brinkley also did herself no favors with a painfully delivered introduction of something else, suggesting that her turn in Chicago next season of will be feast of bed reviews.
But let’s get to what mattered: The Musical Numbers. Continue reading Tony Awards 2011
Last night’s Billboard Music Awards didn’t contain much to speak of in terms of awards given, but never mind. Britney Spears showed up twice, once with Rihanna, once with Nicki Minaj, and both times looked to be boredly phoning it in. “What?” she looked to be saying “Look, I showed up, I’m in costume, I’m walking around on stage hitting all my tape marks, and I’m though I’m blatantly lip-syncing, at least I’m mouthing all the words I’m supposed to.” Meanwhile, CeeLo was strapped into a piano and stuck up on a hydraulic pivot to bring visual interest to the rapidly-getting-played-out “Fuck You” song. For the finale, Neil Diamond came out and confused teenagers all over the world that pop-music ever sounded so white bred.
Then there was Beyonce. Continue reading Beyonce Shows How It’s Done