Thursday, June 12, 2008

Bravo's A-List Awards Barely Make The Grade

I caught the first annual Bravo A-List Awards tonight. It was flamboyant, funny, a little yuppie and full of advertisements...basically it was like every other Bravo show ever.

Kathy Griffin hosted, but even on an award show that no one's really taking seriously, she didn't get to cut loose. The crowd (surprisingly B-List considering the occasion) didn't seem to get a lot of the jokes.

The awards were a little confusing. They weren't necessarily awards for Bravo shows, TV shows or entertainment in general. They gave out awards for A-List designers, restaurants, best ass, and a few acting awards. It's like they picked out some categories from a be-dazzled hat and decided to run with it. It was an hour and a half episode of Stuff White People Like.

The only upside to so many random awards is that some folks who don't usually get nominated for anything walked away with wins. Three cheers for Dana Delaney (Desperate Housewives) and Rainn Wilson (The Office) who finally got the credit they deserved.

So what's my five word review of tonight's show:

Meh. Better than Housewives re-runs.