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Emmy Awards for Mobile Phone Content

Zonk posted more than 8 years ago | from the little-pictures-big-prize dept.

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Dekortage writes "The New York Times discusses the new Emmy category 'for outstanding original programming for computers, cellphones and other hand-held devices, including the video iPod.' The nominees include 24: Conspiracy, Sophie Chase, and It's JerryTime!." From the article: "... lesser-known video creators are getting recognition as well. These include 'Sophie Chase,' an online series based on an attractive detective; 'Stranger Adventures,' a weekly interactive game where participants get e-mail messages and watch live-action video to help solve a puzzle; and 'It's JerryTime!,' created by two brothers from Massachusetts, Orrin and Jerry Zucker."

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pointless (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15105279)

The adj pointless has 3 senses (no senses from tagged texts) 1. pointless, unpointed 2. otiose, pointless, superfluous, wasted 3. pointless, purposeless, senseless Choice any of the above words to describe this article...

This stuff gets an award (1)

mgblst (80109) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105295)

Checked out Jerrytime - i hope the karate date episode was one of the worst, because it was not good - is it meant to be funny?

And that chick in Sophie Chase wasn't very hot.

sheesh. If this is the level, maybe I should be producing something - and nobody wants to see that.

Re:This stuff gets an award (2, Informative)

Otter (3800) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105426)

And that chick in Sophie Chase wasn't very hot.

Apparently she's Angelina Jolie's body double. And for the "OMTWTFG THEIR ARE OTHER MEDIA PLAYERS BESIDES TEH IPOD!!!!" crowd, her website refers to the award as the "New Media Emmy Award". And who are you to doubt Angelina Jolie's body double?

Re:This stuff gets an award (1)

Khammurabi (962376) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105517)

If this is the level, maybe I should be producing something - and nobody wants to see that.
On the contrary, I'm actually looking forward to, "Slashdot: Escaping the Basement." It's a fictional drama about a slashdotter who finally leaves his parent's basement only to find that the world is run by good looking stupid people, that "logic" is a mythical word only spoken in dark circles, and that he's constantly being reminded that he smells "a bit ripe".

I can't wait to see the climax where the Slashdotter shares his sage wisdom with the world, is made ruler of the World Hegemon, receives a lightsaber, and then the supermodel "girl next door" tears off her clothes and attacks him in a whirl of passion. It should be frickin' awesome!

Re:This stuff gets an award (1)

mgblst (80109) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105539)

the world is run by good looking stupid people
 
If only this were true, I would be a lot more forgiving than I am.

Re:This stuff gets an award (1)

daranz (914716) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105646)

On the contrary, I'm actually looking forward to, "Slashdot: Escaping the Basement." It's a fictional drama...

Sounds very fictional indeed... up to the part with the lightsaber - that could happen.

Re:This stuff gets an award (1)

VaamYob (941639) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105518)

This is the actual nominee:
http://www.itsjerrytime.com/?p=4 [itsjerrytime.com]

Re:This stuff gets an award (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15105617)

And it still sucks very badly. It's not funny!.

Re:This stuff gets an award (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15106549)

I found it quite funny check out the other episodes...

Re:This stuff gets an award (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15133183)

You dont think Sophie Chase is hot? Are you crazy?!

The name of the the award (1)

Billosaur (927319) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105301)

But those are among the nominees for the first Emmy award to be given by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for outstanding original programming for computers, cellphones and other hand-held devices, including the video iPod.

I hope that really isn't the title of the award. A) It's a mouthful and B) I think it's safe to say Apple doesn't need to get billing while other don't. Of course this is more a technical award, so you're not going to get to see it during the main Emmy telecast -- this will be relegated to that 3-minute clip they show about halfway through where they show all the geeks getting their awards at a banquet where some B-list star is roped into emceeing and handing out the awards. Of course it's usually a fairly good-looking female B-list star, but hey, better than nothing if you're a geek.

The name of the hands. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15105522)

"Of course it's usually a fairly good-looking female B-list star, but hey, better than nothing if you're a geek."

A room full of geeks lends new meaning to the phrase: "Reach for the stars".

They mention iPod explicitly?! (1)

Bromskloss (750445) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105303)

or outstanding original programming for computers, cellphones and other hand-held devices, including the video iPod.
Silly.

Re:They mention iPod explicitly?! (2, Informative)

PFI_Optix (936301) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105385)

That's the NY Times for you. They (as part of the mainstream media) don't understand that other media players exist than the iPod.

Re:They mention iPod explicitly?! (1)

stefanlasiewski (63134) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105499)

That wording is also used by the National Television Academy:

http://www.emmyonline.org/emmy/daytime_new_media_n ominations.html [emmyonline.org]

"NOMINEES FOR THE FIRST EMMY AWARD FOR INTERNET, CELLPHONES AND IPODS ANNOUNCED"

It's refered to as several other things such as "the new Emmy" in their Press Release, which makes me think they are still settling on the name. Short video programs for your cell phone may be a short lived fad, so perhaps they don't want to commit? Does the Academy have a category for

I like this bit:

"The new Emmy Award for broadband will also be presented at the 27th annual Sports Emmy Awards on May 1, 2006."

Re:They mention iPod explicitly?! (1)

PFI_Optix (936301) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105533)

How about:

"The Emmy for Best Programming Designed for Digital Distribution goes to..."

It's still a mouthful, but let's face it...there are some things you just can't trim down and still communicate their purpose. I think there are some Oscars titles that are quite long as well.

Re:They mention iPod explicitly?! (1)

Wellington Grey (942717) | more than 8 years ago | (#15106073)

That's the NY Times for you. They (as part of the mainstream media) don't understand that other media players exist than the iPod.

I'm sure that the editors at the Times understand... they just can't trust the unwashed masses to understand.

-Grey [wellingtongrey.net]

And the award goes to... (2, Funny)

TopShelf (92521) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105311)

The Star Wars kid [slashdot.org] !

Sure it's interesting... (3, Funny)

spxero (782496) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105354)

... but can they include the category for best torrent of a tv show?

Red vs Blue (2, Insightful)

PFI_Optix (936301) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105368)

'Nuff said.

Rooster Teeth Productions has already made a huge splash in the independent film scene and has a lot of people taking machinima seriously because of the success of RvB. It's funny, is loaded with satire and tongue-in-cheek social commentary, and very, very original. Not to mention they sustain a volume of production that makes it more than just a short film.

Red vs Blue-Drivers seat. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15105441)

"Rooster Teeth Productions has already made a huge splash in the independent film scene and has a lot of people taking machinima seriously because of the success of RvB"

So what's the best engine to use? Or should we wait for Unreal 3.0?

eligible? (1)

rhesuspieces00 (804354) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105573)

agreed. but RvB might not be eligible, since it isn't "original" programming. lame, but that sort of crap happens a lot.

Re:Red vs Blue (1)

Suddenly_Dead (656421) | more than 8 years ago | (#15107589)

Or, say, Purepwnage. More funny video game related nonsense. Of course, neither would be considered because of how generally stuffy and out of touch these award shows like to be. I wonder if Battlestar Galactica will even be (or has been?) considered.

Original Programming, huh? (1)

hyperbotfly (934309) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105379)

outstanding original programming for computers
So, does my recent DDoS of Wikipedia count?

Re:Original Programming, huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15105432)

Someone get this man a dictionary, STAT!

Doctor Who TARDISODES (1)

Frobisher (677079) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105438)

Don't suppose you can get the BBC's TARDISODES [bbc.co.uk] down to US phones? At least you can watch them on the web. Each one acts as a sort of prequel to each week's new Doctor who episode.

Re:Doctor Who TARDISODES (1)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105938)

We can't, which makes sense actually since we just started getting last season on television, and it'd just confuse the new fans who haven't been torrenting them for a year.

Moderation (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15105457)

Looks like piece of shit.

Oblig. Simp. (5, Funny)

ettlz (639203) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105475)

Lisa. This award is the biggest farce I ever saw.
Bart. What about the Emmys?
Lisa. I stand corrected.

What an overly-broad catagory! (4, Insightful)

Mac Degger (576336) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105476)

'for outstanding original programming for computers, cellphones and other hand-held devices, including the video iPod.'

This can be video, flash, games, presentations, quizes...and that's just on the pc! This is just insane...Oblivion should have won the emmy for computer game, had this catagory existed. But now I fear teh catagory is so overly broad that it will become a bought-and-paid-for advertising emmy.

'Oh, we want to hype and PR this [insert product]...let's buy it the 'whatever as long as it's digital' emmy'.

Re:What an overly-broad catagory! (1)

geoffspear (692508) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105649)

Uh, right. Every single company hoping to promote something is going to run out and buy themselves an Emmy.

Even accepting your basic premise that the award is for sale (which I don't), they still only give out one in each category every year. You'd think a massive bidding war to buy an award that no one's really going to care about would attract attention and be a big waste of time and money. Insightful indeed.

They're really breaking new ground, here (1)

ianscot (591483) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105613)

Oooh, a show about a detective? A detective who's also something of a babe?

We sure needed to hand out awards for that sort of imaginative use of a new medium. Without an Emmy, how would it get any recognition? I ask you.

Mobi-gag (1)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105915)

From an IMDB user review for that 24 spinoff..
These are essentially 24 one-minute mobi-episodes that have appeared on cell phones as a promotional tool for season four. [...] This is a 24 mobi- epiisode show on cell phone, so I hope this doesn't come back for a second mobiseason.
Can we just declare war on this particular mobi-prefix now, before it gets out of hand?

Jerry Zucker! (1)

slavemowgli (585321) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105917)

Wait, Jerry Zucker [wikipedia.org] ?

When you win an Emmy... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15105983)

Ashley Judd will want to sleep with you.

Re:When you win an Emmy... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15106220)

I'm out to buy a video camera and Premier now.... Anyone have any good ideas, because I'd really like to sleep with Ashley Judd. I'd even do her mom.

Oh, Oh, I have a Name for Them (1)

Aqua_boy17 (962670) | more than 8 years ago | (#15105986)

So are these awards going to be called the 'Phonies'?

Great, more marketing BS (1)

Mafiew (620133) | more than 8 years ago | (#15106027)

Fantastic, I love how cell phone makers create these fantastic fast cell phone data networks but instead of offering cheap wireless broadband they push proprietary expensive and stupid downloads that nobody wants.

Re:Great, more marketing BS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15106384)

you don't want != nobody wants

Re:Great, more marketing BS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15107159)

Because they can gouge you for content much easier than they can gouge you for bandwidth. It's all about the bottom line.

fuckeR (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15106304)

Worthwhile. It's It. do n0t share

Settle down, people... (1)

jreedy21 (935384) | more than 8 years ago | (#15106695)

This award is just a Daytime Emmy. More specifically, it will be given out at the "Creative Arts" Daytime Emmy awards ceremony. This is like getting an Oscar nomination... in the Scientific and Technical awards. Which no one watches. And no one outside of the Scientific and Technical award nominee community pays much attention to.

Oh, and for the record, the award is officially "for Outstanding Original Programming Created for Non-Traditional Delivery Platforms."

[Insert joke here]

Re:Settle down, people... (1)

vpalexander (956755) | more than 8 years ago | (#15111954)

[inserting joke here] Jetliner pilot achieves 30k Vocalizes internal thoughts: "Could use a coffee and a blowjob about now." From rear of plane stewardess appears, rushing forward through A- D aisles, aiming to tell Captain microphone is still on-hook. Passenger yells after her, "Hey! Don't forget rhe coffee!"

And next... (1)

Linker3000 (626634) | more than 8 years ago | (#15107222)

...'The-most-senior-media-executive-to-realise-tha t-watching-movies-on-a-2"-screen is-stupid-stupid-stupid' (the 'wake up and smell the coffee') award is held over until next year as no nominees have been put forward.

Re:And next... (1)

vpalexander (956755) | more than 8 years ago | (#15111933)

Nominate me - it's stupid Not cost-effective And yet costless A lie And a sham. coeval \koh-EE-vuhl\, adjective: Of the same age; originating or existing during the same period of time -- usually followed by 'with'. Coevalic idiosyncracies With sponser-based covalic bondage breaking Cheesy grins melting You found us out. I can stop now Because Kurt ain't dead yet.
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