It goes without saying that Hollywood loves to love itself, with no shortage of awards shows all year long. But taking it to another level is Hollywood congratulating itself for how well it congratulates itself. Yes, awards shows can win awards too.
The Oscars maintain their status as the pinnacle of prestige, as the telecast received seven Emmy nominations on Thursday. The Grammys came in with three nominations, while the Tonys and Golden Globes each got one. (At least the Emmys didn’t nominate the Emmys broadcast, which would open an awards-cycle wormhole.)
So step it up, ESPYs. And to the MTV Movie & TV Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Spike’s Guys Choice, Critics’ Choice Awards and any other roundelay of praise left out of the roundelay of praise, know that it is always good to have something to aspire toward.