Looks like someone didn't get an invite.
Just so you know, the Readers' nominated the Best Of party and then voted for the Best Of party. The City Paper did not, and would not, select our own party. That would be lame. Like spending $100,000 to create a committee to search for a new college president only to pick the guy you were going to pick in the first place.
^ "for an event that is not even a party, it’s an award reception." Dali, that's the most asinine thing you could possibly say about the Best of party. You obviously have no idea what you're talking about.
Blowing Smoke Up Your Own Ass
I was going through the seemingly endless categories in the Best Of issue and stopped in my tracks when I saw the winner for Best Party of 2013. You've got to be kidding, right? Not only did Charleston City Paper allow their own event (Best of Charleston Party) to be in the running but selected it as Best Party of 2013. This reeks of the nepotism and insider elitism that has permeated this town for centuries.
While any legitimate organization excludes family, employees and any affiliate having an interest in the contest from participating in contests that organization is conducting for impartiality, City Paper cavalierly tosses propriety aside to go through the pretense of competition only to award itself.
Now, if there was a category for SELF-AGGRANDIZING OPPORTUNITSTS; that would have been the appropriate place for City Paper to anoint themselves as Best Of.
There are so many great parties that organizers spend long months putting together who were dismissed and, for an event that is not even a party, it’s an award reception. All of the rightful nominees got shafted. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
Disappointed but not surprised
Are you sure it was a xylophone? I usually see him with a glockenspiel...
Geoff has Devin on staff, who is an artist, along with being a superb cosmetologist. She needs to paint for you.
Some folks just don't know how to act.
Oh, for pete's sake: You're ALL winners, thespians of Charleston! Each and every special one of you.
Legitimate question by @ansempaul, I think. Please respond.
C'mon, Stephanie, enough people want to know. Who are the runner ups? You mentioned you saw the numbers...
Charleston Thespians - We Know Drama
Bill Murray will never lose this award.
We're dealing in facts here.
FYI — We haven't run the Straight Dope column in years.
How about "Best of Charleston not voted by CP demographic?"
I think the results would be quite different and actually representative of reality.
Bill Murray is a HOLLYWOOD actor...he is NOT a local actor... to my knowledge, he has been in NO LOCAL plays, right??
I've been here only 2 yrs but in this time period, have seen a great many Charleston actors in productions here...so very good!
PLEASE salute your LOCAL actors for their work and dedication!
I like where the CCP is going, and appreciate that it helps facilitate freedom of speech which appears at time to frowned upon by television, and the Post and Courier, which is essentially an outlet for AP. We all know AP, a news wire service out of New York, which promotes its own quasi religious precepts and endeavors to keep the masses under control.
Yes, I'd also like to know the answer to ansempaul's question. It is immature to belittle the issue, when it's true that local artists work spend hundreds of low paid or unpaid hours every year creating the local arts. I'd genuinely like to recognize and congratulate them for their good work. Also, I'd like the opportunity use the CHARLESTON CITY paper awards as they probably were intended: as a place to find cool things to do in OUR CITY. Oh, nevermind, Stephanie, we don't need another glib answer from anyone; we'll just figure it out on our own and read "The Straight Dope" columns instead of your articles. Those are locally written, right?
Well as much as I hate to beat a dead horse. Bill Murray has been living here for well over 6 years. He had a house on Sullivan's Island up until his divorce. He co owns our minor league baseball team. And I saw him out and about downtown all those years that Rodney won and the year Philip Cohen won. I even talked to him a few times because he visited where I worked. So if what you are saying is true he would have won several years ago. So...
Once again who got second place for actor and actress?
The Bill Murray theme came on the heels of a year of Bill Murray spottings around town. They were so prevalent, all of a sudden, because he took up permanent residence downtown. He was on the top of our readers' minds and they have voted him best actor for the last three years. There is/was no conspiracy to make him win.
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