Ugh, never been to one, would never go to one. I can’t imagine anything more unpleasant. No one would likely care as much as me, especially the “smaller” categories like Costume, Editing, Cinematography and other categories I love but that idiots always say should be jettisoned. People wouldn’t STFU and I suppose it would be rude of me to scream at them.
I’m kinda antisocial, can you tell?
I actually went to one of those types of parties today. It was an Independent Spirit Awards viewing party put on by IFP Chicago at a trendy place that would normally probably never let me in the door, but this was free for IFP members and I’m a member so they had to let me in. I don’t get the Independent Film Channel and I really wanted to see them so I went. I found a perfect little hidden corner with a speaker overhead, a clear view to one of the many screens showing the awards, a small table so I could eat dinner (rather, some appetizers since the entrees were hella expensive), far away from the LOUD, yammering masses that were out of my eyesight, and close to the wait station so I had great service. If that little area didn’t exist I’m sure I would have been miserable. I’m sure I’m the only person there who heard a word of any of the acceptance speeches. And these were people who actually VOTE on the Spirit awards. I’d probably never go again but if it were at the same place at least I’d know where to go sit.