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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C
PA Carlos O'Connell from Fontaines DC collects the Best International Group Award during the Brit Awards 2023 at the O2 Arena, London. Picture date: Saturday February 11, 2023.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you watch awards shows?
Viewing figures for the big awards shows have been up and down in recent years.

AWARDS SHOWS. AT their best they can be spontaneous, talent-packed and dramatic events. At their worst they can be long, boring, and filled with awkward pre-scripted jokes that stars struggle to read off a monitor. 

Viewing figures for the big ones have been up and down in recent years. Last year the Oscars pulled in the second-smallest audience it has ever received. The Grammys defied the recent downward trend in viewership last week however, when it attracted 12.4 million viewers – a 30% increase on the previous year. 

 Some of us will always watch the dizzying performances and earnest acceptance speeches with the weary gaze of Ben Affleck. For others it’s the perfect chance to see their favourite artists in close proximity. 

So, please tell us, do you watch awards shows? 

Poll Results:

No, It's just not my thing.  (5997)
I'll catch up on the highlights and any gossip the next day.  (1347)
Culture has been dead since Lady Gaga's meat dress.  (415)
Yes, I stay up to tune into my favourite ones.  (193)

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