I would not employ an author to referee a Ping-Pong match. By their very nature they are biased and bloody-minded. Better put a fox in a henhouse than to ask an author to judge his peers. (in a letter to the Governor General about the GA's Literary Awards & his issue--among others--with the judging system, 1981)
New Rule: There's only one thing to say about the Christian Film and Television Commission giving me the Bigoted Bile Award and naming Religulous the number-one Most Unbearable Movie of 2008: Thank you! You hate me, you really hate me!
Beware of those who are bitter, for they will never allow you to enjoy your fruit.
Always look at all the award not so much as a symbol of your personal success, but as a reminder of the responsibility that you have towards the world, you live in.
Stop spending money to be nominated for worthless awards with no substance and no worth to your career. If you have to spend money to be nominated for an award and then spend the time to push all your friends and fans to vote for you to win that award, it is not worth it and it is not going to help you in anyway whatsoever in the long run.
Archie Henderson has won no awards, written no books and never played any representative sport. He was an under-11 tournament-winning tennis player as a boy, but left the game when he discovered rugby where he was one of the worst flyhalves he can remember. This did not prevent him from having opinions on most things in sport. His moment of glory came in 1970 when he predicted—correctly as it turned out—that Griquas would beat the Blue Bulls (then still the meekly named Noord-Transvaal) in the Currie Cup final. It is something for which he has never been forgiven by the powers-that-be at Loftus. Archie has played cricket in South Africa and India and gave the bowling term military medium a new and more pacifist interpretation. His greatest ambition was to score a century on Llandudno beach before the tide came in.
I've been nominated for Academy Awards, I know what I'm doing.
The academy awards in England; it's a classy affair as well.
I'm a member of BAFTA, so I vote in all the films that come up for the Academy Awards.
Great horror films don't win Academy Awards.
Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
My goal in life was to host the MTV Awards, because it's the awards show that Prince sang on, and that was the awards show that Eddie Murphy hosted and Arsenio hosted.
I've been working every year since I started acting, and I got many awards before I won the Oscar for 'The Queen.'
I could have a roomful of awards and it wouldn't mean beans.
If in my twenties I'd gotten one of the two-dozen roles that I did screen tests for and almost got, I think I would have become bored with the awards circuit, the whole hype machine.
It's crucial that I kind of keep up, without drifting into the backslapping land of cliche and lifetime achievement awards.
I compose music for films, and by the grace of God, I've got a few awards. That's it.
At awards time, The Exorcist was nominated in 11 categories, everybody but the janitor was up for an Oscar. There was no category for what I did.
If one wants to measure oneself by the facile accruement of awards, then I've done very well.
Oh yeah, I'm about to host the Genies, which are the Canadian Academy Awards.