Do award shows really matter? | The Tylt

Do award shows really matter?

Award ceremonies like the Emmys are designed to highlight some of the arts best work and talent. But some argue they don't always get it right. The 2019 Emmy Awards recently debuted and while fans were excited to see "Game of Thrones" sweep up a bunch of awards they couldn't help but notice for every Emmy win there was a major snub (hello, Beyoncé and Homecoming"). At the end of the day, it's just a golden statue, right?  

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Fans were excited to see "When They See Us" actor Jharrel Jerome take home an Emmy for his heartbreaking performance of Korey Wise of the exonerated Central Park Five. And when Billy Porter took home an Emmy for his role in "Pose" it became a huge win for the LGBTQ community. When award shows make history by awarding members of marginalized communities one can't help but to acknowledge what an accolade like an Emmy can do for their career and for the careers of those who will follow them.   

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But when cultural defining works of art like Beyoncé's "Homecoming" or Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" don't take home any wins it leaves fans scratching their heads and seriously questioning an award show's judgment. 

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