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A 90 minute documentary takes a sardonic, probing look at awards shows and what they mean to pop culture. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Alan Alda ... Himself (archive footage)

Kirstie Alley ... Herself (archive footage)

Erykah Badu ... Herself (archive footage)
Jed Bernstein ... Himself

Mel Brooks ... Himself (archive footage)

Mario Cantone ... Himself

Jim Carrey ... Himself (archive footage)

David Caruso ... Himself (archive footage)

Gilbert Cates ... Himself (as Gil Cates)

Ted Danson ... Himself (archive footage)
Kelli Delaney ... Herself

Lea DeLaria ... Herself
Paul Dergarabedian ... Himself

Simon Doonan ... Himself

Ken Ehrlich ... Himself

Robert Evans ... Himself (archive footage)
Bruce Feirstein ... Himself

Joel Gallen ... Himself

Jennifer Garner ... Herself (archive footage)
Patrick Goldstein ... Himself
Bruce Handy ... Himself
Danette Herman ... Herself

Cheryl Hines ... Herself (archive footage)

Dustin Hoffman ... Himself (archive footage)
John Horn ... Himself

Davy Jones ... Himself (archive footage)

Sally Kirkland ... Herself (archive footage)

Beyoncé Knowles ... Herself (archive footage)

Carson Kressley ... Himself

Téa Leoni ... Herself (archive footage)
John Leverence ... Himself

Susan Lucci ... Herself (archive footage)

Bernie Mac ... Himself (archive footage)

Madonna ... Herself (archive footage)
Sal Maniaci ... Himself

Jeff Margolis ... Himself

Michael Moore ... Himself (archive footage)
Troy Nankin ... Himself

Tatum O'Neal ... Narrator (voice)
Marty Pasetta ... Himself

Joe Pesci ... Himself (archive footage)

Dat Phan ... Himself

Neil Portnow ... Himself

Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Herself

Joan Rivers ... Herself (archive footage)

Melissa Rivers ... Herself

Ray Romano ... Himself (archive footage)
Sam Rubin ... Himself

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Himself (archive footage)

Martin Scorsese ... Himself (archive footage)

Garry Shandling ... Himself (archive footage)
Mildred Shay ... Herself (archive footage)
Robert Sidney ... Himself (archive footage)

Kellita Smith ... Herself (archive footage)

Joel Stein ... Himself

James Stewart ... Himself (archive footage)

Jon Stewart ... Himself (archive footage)

Jeff Stilson ... Himself

Sharon Stone ... Herself (archive footage)

Wanda Sykes ... Herself (archive footage)
Jim Valvano ... Himself (archive footage)

Dick Van Dyke ... Himself (archive footage)

Bruce Vilanch ... Himself

Edy Williams ... Herself

James Woods ... Himself (archive footage)
Stacey Woods ... Herself (as Stacey Grenrock-Woods)

N'Bushe Wright ... Herself (archive footage)

Lili Fini Zanuck ... Herself (as Lili Zanuck)

Directed by
David Story 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Story 

Produced by
Fenton Bailey .... executive producer
Randy Barbato .... executive producer
Andy Cohen .... executive producer: Trio Network (as Andrew Cohen)
Tasha Crawford .... segment producer
Alicia Gargaro-Magaña .... coordinating producer (as Alicia Gargaro)
Sarah Madden .... associate producer
Samuel Paul .... supervising producer: Trio Network
David Story .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Cohen 
 
Cinematography by
Kim Bird 
Harry Frith 
Stephan Mazurek 
Kevin Roberts 
Thaddeus Wadleigh 
 
Film Editing by
A.J. Dickerson 
 
Production Management
Devon Schneider .... production manager
 
Editorial Department
Gregory Hobson .... on-line editor
 
Other crew
Frederick Dechow .... production accountant
Nicole Flowers .... production accountant
David Schiff .... head of production
 

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USA:90 min
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A very clever, funny look at the phenomenon of Awards Shows, 4 May 2006
Author: storytym from United States

I went into this documentary (on the Trio Channel) with some suspicion. What could it say that hasn't already been said about the glut of Awards Shows?

The answer: plenty.

There's some wonderful history here, some intriguing factoids, and very very funny bits. It's great to hear from both the people that make awards shows, and the people that cover them. The program does a very thorough job of tracing how awards shows have always been intended to paint their sponsoring academies or foundations in a good light, and how the fake prestige of those academies was ignored starting in the 1970s with awards shows designed just to get ratings.

Things I especially liked: It's funny watching Joe Pesci go off on an interviewer at the DGA Awards, and some of the sound-bites from red-carpet celebs are very witty. And the sequence on how publicists control the red carpet was awesome, as was the footage of celebrities hogging gift bags at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.

Things I didn't like: the title's kind of lame, and it might have been tighter at 60 minutes instead of 90 minutes. But overall, a very good doc.

If you can find this on Trio before it totally goes off the air, watch it. Maybe it'll show up in libraries too.

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