TELEVISION: EVERYBODY'S A WINNER!

AT LEAST IT SEEMS THAT WAY IN THE BOOMING WORLD OF TV AWARDS SHOWS, WHERE PROGRAMMERS NEVER MET A STATUETTE THEY DIDN'T LIKE REPORTED BY JEFFREY RESSNER/LOS ANGELES

FOR CONNOISSEURS OF TV AWARDS shows, the three-hour Golden Globes special on NBC last week had a kind of maddening purity. No splashy production numbers; no boring humanitarian awards for 80-year-old studio executives; not even a host to kick off the evening. Just the opening credits and--bam!--awards, awards, awards.

The nominees, stars from both movies and television, nearly all showed up, sitting at crowded banquet tables in the Beverly Hilton Hotel. And unlike the Oscars and Tonys, the orchestra did not (most of the time) spoil the party by cutting short the acceptance speeches; at the Golden Globes, everybody gets to...

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