In 1977, Harvard's Hasty Pudding named Johnny Carson their Man of the Year, and hosted him on campus for a night as part of the ceremony. While there, Carson spoke in front of cameras, and made a remark about how much the award meant to him... because it had been ages since he had last had sex in a college dorm. It may have been while he was having breakfast the next morning. I know it's on video. I've seen it. But I can't find the clip. Can you?
...and where can I buy them? Jewelry/trophy/award makers of MetaFilter, I'm hoping you know some standard trade term to describe these two different components of medals/ceremonial jewels that are typically worn pinned to the left breast. [more inside]
I somehow believe there was a THING going on in the 1990s/2000s that involved all kinds of pop stars and presenters and performances that were deliberately intended to be edited into one continuous stream that would fit together (going forward and backward, too). [more inside]
Four people, one competition. One officially won. The others want half the prize. Details within. [more inside]
My friend did a phenomenal job on a long-term project, working with very little. Recently another person in a similar position--except with all the support in the world--won a prestigious award for doing the same thing. I want to let my friend know how much his work is appreciated. Let’s think of an award I can make for him--preferably something that can be assembled and mounted on a trophy base. The iconography I have in mind is Scrappy Doo, but that seems rather poor. A silk purse might look too ... testicular? Help, please!
Help me word a certification of appreciation that isn't generic? [more inside]
So after watching the Academy Awards last weekend, I'm wondering - how can I go? It's in a huge theater, surely they have some general admission options? Even better, could I be one of those seat filler people that fills the chair when a celeb goes to the bathroom? I'd prefer the Oscars, but I'm open to the Emmy or Golden Globe awards, or possibly even the Grammy awards. [more inside]
Who has the highest combined total of Pulitzers/National Book Awards/National Book Critics Circle Awards? Caro?
I help run an annual game convention in DC and I am looking for advice on acquiring some awards for people who participate in one of our tournaments. The event has a wargamming theme and I would like to give people a custom, military-style campaign ribbon for participating. I see lots of websites for ordering actual U.S. service ribbons, but does anyone know of a place that might make custom ribbons? Or suggestions for making about 30-60 of them by hand? [more inside]
(How) should I note honors/awards earned by my organization on my resume? I contributed to the projects that resulted in the honors, but everything was very much a team effort. [more inside]
Is Eileen Brennan the only person to be nominated for an Oscar and Emmy for playing the same role? [more inside]
Does anyone have any links to watch the various shorts that have been nominated for this years Academy Awards? [more inside]
I am eligible to nominate for the Hugo Awards (one of the big science fiction and fantasy awards) this year, and I want to do it right. I have about two months to read more books from last year to broaden my slate - what should I read? [more inside]
What does one take to the Cannes Lions in June? Dresses? Ball gown? Jeans? Flip-flops? Sunscreen? [more inside]
Can soldiers in US accept awards/rewards beyond those within the military structure, such as cash rewards and such, for actions pursuant to their military duties? (I'd be interested in other Anglophile or closely-allied nations, too.) [more inside]
Where should/is my career-life headed next? [more inside]
Is there a website that lists films by the number of awards or nominations won by year? [more inside]
Should I list this honor on my resume? If so, how? [more inside]
Where can I watch the 2010 Tony Awards live online? [more inside]
What can you tell me about these book awards? Are they legit? [more inside]
Since I went to worldcon in Montreal last year, I'm eligible to nominate SF works for the Hugo awards this year. I'd like to try to stretch out from the more mainstream authors, can you help me diversify the 2010 Hugo award nominations? [more inside]
What company should we order a patent plaque from? [more inside]
Looking for an online poll service or WP plug in that would work with an office Oscar pool. [more inside]
Looking for suggestions for music to be played during a powerpoint awards presentation. [more inside]
Any recommendations on places to order award-type items from? Kind of like trophies but not that cheesy . . . thinking specifically about having something made out of lucite, nothing fancy, but needs to look professional. [more inside]
Help me understand why I'm always getting turned down for important things. [more inside]
My grandfather won an Oscar in 1976 and I want to find some video of his accpetance speech. [more inside]
Where can I watch, or listen to, the Academy Awards live on the internet? [more inside]
Who are Oscar and Emmy's parents? [more inside]
Website awards - which are relevant? [more inside]
What have you done with your old childhood and teenage-era athletic awards and trophies? Did you keep them, or did you throw them out? What do/did you feel towards them, either way? And if you threw them out, did you find a means of disposal that allowed both for environmental concerns and the fact that you had your full name engraved on some of them?