I hate awards shows. I know this may seem a bit ironic coming from a guy who prominently displays a “promising star” NBI award in his side panel. But I guess I consider a community/peer award a little bit different than the glitzed up, overdone, pretentious presentations that have become associated with most major awards shows. I’m especially skeptical of awards voted on by critics, industry experts, journalists, or any other tiny subset of the actual consumers or fans of the products. The whole formula seems like a petri dish for moral ambiguity considering the advertising boost received by the nominees.