Why Bollywood Award Shows Struggle To Stay Relevant
What’s the very first thing that involves your thoughts once you consider ‘Oscars’ or ‘Golden Globes’? Status. It isn’t the identical relating to desi counterparts just like the 60 12 months outdated ‘Filmfare Awards’ or the a lot youthful ‘Life OK Display screen Awards’ (21 12 months outdated). ‘Oscars’, ‘Golden Globes’ and ‘Filmfare’ have one factor in widespread – an extended legacy spanning over a half century. Oscar celebrates 87th 12 months in 2015 whereas Golden Globes celebrates 72th 12 months. Hollywood awards are recognized for his or her honest and clear course of in deciding on the winners. Over 6000 elite Academy members vote for Oscars to pick out the yearly winners. As for Golden Globes, it constitutes 93 distinguished journalists from everywhere in the world, who’re members of Hollywood International Press Affiliation (HFPA), within the voting panel. When trying again, we will see that these two main awards had a clean run with out many controversies questioning their legitimacy & the choice course of. After all, a calculated campaigning can nonetheless sway the Oscar & Golden Globe voters – to some extent (as we witnessed within the case of Shakespeare In Love in 1999 and Crash in 2015)! Brushing apart such minor hiccups, these awards proceed to remain related and prestigious. The identical can’t be stated concerning the Bollywood awards. Particularly since we’ve got a dozen new award exhibits, the status is the very last thing they’re bothered about.
The place are Bollywood awards heading?
Effectively, it is not heading to a pleasant place – that is sure! Controversies and corruption make it very arduous for the Award exhibits to remain related & important. Talking of Filmfare awards, it is a fashionable award. The subscribers of the Filmfare journal determine the winners by means of voting (nevertheless, they launched critic’s selection awards for few main classes to make it much less uninteresting). As everyone knows, public shouldn’t be at all times the perfect decide relating to high quality of films, appearing and technical prowess. As Oscars realized, the individuals who work within the enterprise are the perfect to guage the benefit of a film or artist. Now it is too late for Filmfare awards to alter their format. So, let’s not hound them on that matter. Nonetheless, at the least they are often sincere and honest within the method during which they choose the favored awards. In the event you take a more in-depth look, regardless of giving good performances and milestone motion pictures, Aamir Khan and his motion pictures at all times missed Filmfare awards. Identical may be stated about Ajay Devgn as properly. To refresh your reminiscence, each Aamir Khan and Ajay Devgn spoke in opposition to the politics behind award exhibits. Aamir Khan boycotted all of the award exhibits (after all, besides Nationwide Awards and Oscars). Repeatedly, we hear allegations that these awards are ‘fastened’. It isn’t simply stars, followers even have spoken in opposition to the soiled image behind awards.
Award exhibits have grow to be an enormous televised occasion in India involving large cash. So TRP issues. Who brings TRP? Huge stars, who else! Do not suppose that it is totally different in Hollywood. ABC, which is underneath contract to broadcast Oscars till 2020, resorts to all kinds of circus to extend the TRP of Oscars (did you neglect Ellen Degenerator’s selfie stunt throughout final 12 months’s Oscar Ceremony?) Nonetheless, in Hollywood large stars do not ask for cash or favours to attend these awards. If they’re nominated they are going to undoubtedly present up on the purple carpet and graciously cheer the winner regardless of their bitter losses. They perceive the truth that sustaining a wholesome ecosystem of awards is a necessity for guaranteeing high quality. In Bollywood, we hear all kinds of tales concerning the insane calls for of stars relating to attending award exhibits.’ If you’re not going to provide me an award after which do not trouble sending an invite’ – this appears to be the motto of many of the main stars, in line with varied experiences. This results in hilarious award classes. For the ‘greatest actor’ class, some award exhibits give as much as 5 totally different awards (greatest actor in a thriller, greatest actor in a drama, greatest actor in a comedy and goes on)! Then they create very inventive award classes to accommodate a sure demanding actor! There was a current controversy relating to music awards, the place Honey Singh was given greatest music director award ignoring A R Rahman & Amit Trivedi!
Bollywood followers have been discussing concerning the pointlessness of Bollywood awards on social media like Twitter and Fb. It seems to be like everybody besides award present organizers is conscious of this rising criticism. Talking of Oscars, we’ve got one thing comparable in Bollywood. IIFA (Indian Worldwide Movie Awards), which got here in to existence in 2000, is a worldwide Bollywood award present the place nominations & winners are chosen by friends within the business. The shiny award perform is often held at a world venue exterior India. Nonetheless, they maintain honouring the least deserved winners. Furthermore, they aren’t far behind relating to hilarious classes.
Briefly, Bollywood award scene is an enormous mess proper now. This may be largely attributed to the truth that business is disorganized to the core. They do not have unity – they do not have purposeful organizations for the actors and technicians. If that they had, it might have been simpler for them to conduct their very own award present modelled on Oscars. In that case, a trusted exterior company (an company named PricewaterhouseCoopers has the accountability for tabulating Oscar votes) can deal with the voting course of to keep away from politics and corruption. Additionally, it might power the celebs to attend the awards with out asking for favours. Such a transfer may clear up the system. However who’s going to do this? The main actors are at loggerheads on a regular basis. They combat over the whole lot and their chilly wars and camp techniques are notorious in Bollywood. So it might be an excessive amount of to anticipate them to do one thing about this mess.