Wednesday, 16 December 2020

the quarries

Via Waxy, we are directed to the first and hopefully, mercifully the last—though we’ve still got a long row to hoe—awards presentation, showcasing the best in quarantine culture, those independent productions that stepped in to fill a chasm that big-budget media was ill-equipped to address except as indulging nostalgia. Leaning into the strictures, limitations and loss, a grateful viewership, albeit not quite people’s choice, found their superlatives in such categories as Best Lip-Sync Performance, Best Inner Monologue (that was published), Best Socially Distanced Concert Series, Best Documentary of a Good Marriage, and Best New National Anthem: “Fetch the Bolt Cutters.”