Too many cooks spoil the broth. Does that oft-quoted line apply to the award-giving bodies that have been proliferating like mushrooms? I think so and, I’m sure, so does Tempo columnist Ronald Constantino who once wrote that, just like beauty contests, there are just too many award-giving bodies that the situation has become confusing with each body giving a different set of winners from that of the other bodies. The criteria is deemed to be the same (credible performance, etc.) but taste and perception understandably differ…you know, different strokes for different folks, leaving the public (at least those who are still interested in awards) confused and clueless which award-giving body is credible. Like you, I have an opinion but I’d rather keep it to myself. Ronald mentioned the existing awards, to wit (with additions that come to mind as I write this): FAMAS (which is undergoing a major reorganization); Gawad Urian (by film critics); Luna Awards (of the Film … [Read more...] about Too many awards: Which one is credible?