Cinema, TV, and the logic of spectacle
Television making sense? For once perhaps. This CNN-IBN report takes a dig at the state of film awards in India particularly the way they have become software for television companies with little focus on the awards themselves. Interestingly the report has top Indian director Karan Johar stating that some awards are ridiculous and “those who accept the awards are stupider”. He goes on to add, “but what do you do with a television driven industry, it is a TRP driven industry…”. In the interests of “balance”, the report has a soundbite from an organiser of one of the awards — IIFA.