Thursday, April 18, 2024

LOL Billie Eilish Just Won TV Performance of the Year at People’s Choice Awards: See Who She Beat, Besides Meryl Streep!


Since I’m waiting for “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” I did turn to the moronic People’s Choice Awards.

This is a publicists’ showcase, negotiated by them and the studios. Voters may be in strait jackets when ballots are presented in the best sanitariums.

So who won Best TV Performance of the Year? Why, singer Billie Eilish, of course, LOL Come on. She wasn’t even nominated for Best Song! She’s on track win an Oscar for “What Was I Made For.” But the People’s Choice didn’t even include her for singing!

Who did Billie beat? I mean, besides Meryl Streep?

Adjoa Andoh, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Ayo Edebiri, The Bear
Billie Eilish, Swarm — WINNER
Jon Hamm, The Morning Show
Matt Bomer, Fellow Travelers
Meryl Streep, Only Murders in the Building
Steven Yeun, Beef
Storm Reid, The Last of Us

All of these accomplished, award winning actors lost the Best TV Performance of the Year to a non actress who is, of course, a singing superstar. What were the chances?

And none of the other nominees were present! What a coincidence!

That this goes on from year to year, a total sham, is miraculous. Even better, that someone really young, who needs no money or promotion, was happy to play along. Insane!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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