Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Award-Winning Edition


This week, while watching the mind-bendingly boring morning shows that make up my mornings at work (our television is always tuned to local channel for any news or weather reports that might affect us), I was happy to see that the announcements for the Emmy awards were being done by the lovely and perversely funny Mindy Kaling.  I was a little taken aback, though, when I discovered that Mindy herself wasn’t actually nominated, as I find her and her show really funny.  Of course, many of my favorite things receive little critical acclaim, (Ambush Bug doesn’t even rate an entry in ‘Gone And Forgotten’) and the last time I remember something that I really loved actually winning awards was with Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’ lo these many years ago.  Of course, even the most coveted awards are often nothing more than popularity contests, which leads us to today’s honored-just-to-be-nominated query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) once tied for thirteenth place in a poetry slam and won a ball-point pen, asking: Does it matter to you whether or not your favorite shows, comics or other entertainments win awards?