Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Glamour Awards: Perhaps it's irony?

When we heard that Victoria Beckham had picked up two awards from Glamour, we wondered. Especially since she turned up to get them, so they couldn't have been anything she actually deserved.

It turns out she's the magazine's Woman of the Year, presumably given to reward her for a successful twelve months in which her husband got a new job and she had dinner with the public faces of a cult.

Even more surprisingly, she won Entrepreneur of the Year. In a way, that she manages to spin gold from nothing, does means she is at least packagable as a brand, but could Glamour not find a woman who was an actual entrepreneur, rather than having a team of people finding projects making overpriced jeans for her to sign off on?

Victoria also had something to say to those who suggest that it's the fault of her upbringing that David Beckham won't get a knighthood in Blair's resignation honours:

“Who cares if I’m not posh enough. All I care about is that Karl Lagerfeld said I’m cool — and he’s the man.”

The really sad thing is that probably is all she cares about. She's thirty-three and feels the need to tell people that a man who makes trousers thinks she's "cool".

The winners, in weary-making full:

Woman Of The Year:
VICTORIA BECKHAM

Entrepreneur Of The Year:
VICTORIA BECKHAM

Nokia Newcomer Of The Year:
FREEMA AGYEMAN

Accessory Designer Of The Year: ANYA HINDMARCH

Band Of The Year:
GIRLS ALOUD

Writer Of The Year:
TERI HATCHER

TV Personality Of The Year:
CHARLOTTE CHURCH

Film Actress Of The Year:
SIENNA MILLER

Film-makers Of The Year:
TRACEY SEAWARD and CHRISTINE LANGAN

International Solo Artist Of The Year: BEYONCE

Fashion Designer Of The Year:
LUELLA BARTLEY

UK Solo Artist Of The Year:
AMY WINEHOUSE

Sportswoman Of The Year:
ZARA PHILLIPS

Presenter Of The Year:
FEARNE COTTON

Radio Personality Of The Year:
SARA COX

Funny Woman Of The Year:
CATHERINE TATE

Outstanding Contribution:
HELEN MIRREN

Inspiration Award:
ANGELINA JOLIE

Man Of The Year:
ERIC MABIUS


4 comments:

James said...

Entrepreneur of the Year? Not completely unthinkable, I reckon. I think she'd be good on the Apprentice, rushing around a city, attempting to convince businesses to buy a clearly-shoddy product.

"What it is, right, it's like 200 episodes of a reality show, and it's about this couple who move to another country where nobody either knows or cares about them, and they have to - Hello? Hello? Bloody phone's cut out again."

Anonymous said...

Band Of The Year:
GIRLS ALOUD
Writer Of The Year:
TERI HATCHER
Radio Personality Of The Year:
SARA COX
Funny Woman Of The Year:
CATHERINE TATE

More reasons why these awards shouldn't be taken seriously.

Anonymous said...

Do the woman who buy this trash not feel kinda insulted by this? Surely it doesn't take much intelligence to spot that practically every single category on this list suggests that women do nothing but watch big brother, send text messages to each other and wonder where they are going to put their new shoes. It's a disgusting stereotype.

James said...

My guess is that the nominations and winners were maybe inspired by the traditional award-show tactic of "Who'll turn up and make for good press coverage?"

For example, what has Sara Cox done of note this year, besides fill a few hours each weekend with the same play-a-record/read-out-texts guff? Not a lot. Compare this with the far-superior Annie Mac, who's risen to a prestigious Friday night dance slot (which, I think, has revolutionised the whole night from the stale old format and made 'dance music' FUN again) and is clearly set for big things. But hey, photos of Sara stand a better chance of getting the ceremony in the tabloids...

To be fair though, Sienna Miller winning 'Film Actress Of The Year' was spot on. Helen Mirren? Judi Dench? Flash-in-the-pan nobodies, mark my words...

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