When it comes to award ceremonies America will always do better than us. However this won’t stop us hosting events to reward the hardworking, talented people who have entertained us throughout the previous 12 month period.
However, though we enjoy viewing such nights, are we still only tuning in to see the winners success, or are we simply watching to judge others choice and lose?
Many articles released within hours of the Brits beginning, and in the following days, seem to have contained a lot of judgment. Be it from outfits to performances, It seems a lot of the media focus on the easiest parts to criticise.
The Daily mail is well known for its judging articles, providing coverage from various parts of the night throughout the site.
The pressure is on the stars when it comes to red carpet events and it is definitely evident, through body language, that the process is a lot easier and enjoyable for some than others. Something which becomes more understandable when you see how much criticism fills the press.
It has begun to feel like the press are waiting for a poor, messy and vocally assisted performance. As if they gain pleasure from being able to criticise the attire of the adored movie stars and pop singers.
Live blogs are ran, and on smaller, less professional blogs images go viral receiving thousands of reblogs before the ceremony is complete. The focus on such celebrations seems to have made a huge shift from the success of the evening, to how we are able to criticise those involved and attending.
Charlie Hole a tumblr blogger commented;
‘Now, don’t get me wrong, all the albums from this year’s nominees are great! ‘Babel’ is a classic, and ‘An Awesome Wave’ is cool, Emeli Sandé and Paloma Faith are really decent singer/songwriters and I don’t mind Plan B either… BUT compared with the 5 albums from 1996?!
They’re all classics! Every one of them.
If you made a list of the greatest albums of all time, those 5 would be up there every time. Would any of the 2013 albums be anywhere near?’
Compliments are given and success is praised. However the positive to negative ratio seems to be shifting in the complete wrong direction. Though most of the viewers do watch to enjoy too much focus is on the flaws, rather than celebrating the talent being rewarded and showcased.
With the focus of articles moving to such detail does it say more about the talent of 2013. Is Charlie Hole right, has the quality on offer decreased since the 90’s, or are they simply being outshone by the boy bands good looks and the females eye for a catching design?
All winners and nominees from The Brits 2013 can be found on The Brits website.