Who cares which celebrities are going to present at the Emmys?
The third most important story in the Entertainment section of my news page this morning is this: which stars are going to present awards at this year’s Emmy Awards ceremony (September 21 on ABC). And to that I say a big … who cares?
Every year, in the weeks leading up to the Emmys, we hear about which stars are going to present awards. I’ve always found it odd because the people they say are going to present are, you know, TV stars. Seriously, this is the Emmy Awards, and like the Oscars or the Grammys, I expect the people who have something to do with television (maybe the people who actually star on the shows!) to either present awards, introduce segments of the show, or even host. Yeah, it’s mildly interesting that William Petersen and Laurence Fishburne will present an award together, since Fishburne is taking over for Petersen on CSI, but it’s not that big of a deal. And it’s certainly not a big deal that America Fererra and Vanessa Williams are going to present an award or that Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Hugh Laurie are going to present awards – separately. I would assume that these current TV stars will be involved in some way, but even if they aren’t, why is it news?
I mean, someone has to present the awards. If John McCain or Barack Obama present awards, I guess that will be news. If Kate & Allie stars Jane Curtin and Susan Saint James are going to present an award together and announce a reunion movie, that would be news. Or if Abbott & Costello rise from the grave to give a lifetime achievement award to someone else who is dead, maybe Rod Serling, then that would be news. But if Tina Fey is going to be there, I already know that and it’s not news.
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