Oscar-winning director and producer James L. Brooks took to Twitter Friday evening to share some strong opinions regarding the Hollywood Film Awards, which made their television debut on CBS Friday night.
The ceremony, which was created in 1997 by entrepreneur Carlos de Abreu and his wife, Janice Pennington, markets itself as “the official launch of awards season.” As such, it has long been the subject of gentle mocking, as the awards often honor films that have yet to be released.
Brooks wrote on Twitter that the awards “are the result of a vote of 12 anonymous people. I swear it’s so.”
“Nobody asked what or who the awards represent,” he said. “It was sold as a precursor to OSCARS (that are) voted on by 5 thousand known folks who work in film.”
The veteran producer, known for iconic TV shows and movies like “The Simpsons,” “As Good as It Gets” and “Taxi,” ended his “futile” Twitter rant by saying that the awards would destroy “100 million brain cells per viewer.”
These postings futile. But I think watching show wud destroy, on maybe, 100 million brain cells per viewer so thought was worth mentioning.
— james l. brooks (@canyonjim) November 14, 2014