Emmys 2011: Winning an Emmy doesn't have the same impact as winning an Oscar ... or a Golden Globe


It's a fact of life that anyone who is either a fan of TV or covers it for a living has to deal with, even in 2011: By and large, motion pictures are still higher in the entertainment pecking order than TV.It doesn't matter that "Mad Men" or "Sons of Anarchy" or any number of shows are of higher quality than 95 percent of bi- screen offerings these days. And it doesn't matter that people are watching TV on screens that are almost as big as a small multiplex screen. Movies are "bigger" and its stars are "bigger," at least in the eye of most of the public.Unfortunately, the same holds true for the awards. And it stinks.As big a deal as the Emmys are to people who are TV geeks like us, in the grand scheme of things, it feels less essential than most of the other major awards shows. The winners are often...



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