"Who can forget movies like Raging Bull, E.T., and Citizen Kane? The Oscars, that's who! They all lost!"
"Welcome to the Academy Awards. Or as it's known in my house, Passover."
—Bob Hope, hosting the 1968 Oscars
"1989 Grammy award LOSERS"
— The packaging of some pressings of ...And Justice for All
"We'd like to thank Jethro Tull for not putting out an album this year."
— Lars Ulrich, accepting an actual Grammy in 1990.
“It was crazy. We saw our audience get bigger and bigger, and then come the SAG awards, the Emmy Awards, the Golden Globes—nothing. We were like, “Well, what the fuck is going on?” And David Simon, he was so cool. He was like “Fuck the awards, I’m not about that. I’m about telling a good story.” He was on interviews, like, “We don’t need that.” And some of us, in the back of our heads, were like, “Yo, stop sayin’ we!”
— Andre Royo on the Emmy snubs inflicted on The Wire
"In any correctly balanced world, [Kirsten] Dunst would stride away with the Oscar while throwing up her arms like a Maury guest in a “Whut? Whut? Ya’ll know I’m all that…” but Streep did Thatcher, so that’s probably not happening."
"Fans had been clamoring for some dude named Daniel Bryan to claim a title of some sort for years, and winning this would have put him one step closer to that goal... Instead of that happening, though, the WWE brought back a wrestler named Batista (which has to be the least threatening wrestler name I've heard since "Daniel Bryan"), fresh off of having bolted professional wrestling years ago to try his hand at MMA and becoming the next Rock, and wrote him in as the eventual winner, knocking boringly named fan favorite Daniel Bryan out of line for a title shot. I'm sure none of this had anything to do with the fact that Batista has a featured role in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film."