"I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache." --Bette Davis (Opinions Expressed Are My Own)
Friday, September 9, 2011
Emmy Predictions: Best Variety Special
Will Win - 2010 Kennedy Center Honors Should Win - Lady Gaga Presents Monster Ball Tour Could Win - Gaga, Bette Midler
Commentary - This one seems to be evenly split among pundits between two specials. While I think Midler could actually win this, it seems she is currently in third place with Wishful Drinking and Pee-Wee Herman bringin up the rear. A lot of people are going with Gaga, and its actually not a bad pick. She is uberly popular, her show is definitely the most entertaining and fascinating of the five, and it would look chic for the Academy to honor her. But honestly, I don't know if they are hip and chic enough to go out on a limb with someone as eccentric as Lady Gaga. I think they will instead play it safe and go with The 2010 Kennedy Center Honors. It too is entertaining, and it honors legends, which, lets face it, the Academy will eat up.