10 reasons not to present gala anymore


Were you surprised on June 20 when TVA announced the end of the Artis Gala? Not me. On the contrary. I was surprised that there were no more galas who received their death sentence.

I have been involved in gala for years The newspaperand over time, what began as “nights full of excitement” have turned into “nights full of frustration”.

Here are ten reasons why the remaining galas should also disappear, like the dinosaurs of another era.

1. Duration.

Why hit two or three hours of TV when the next day the media will summarize the important winners in 45 seconds, make us reproduce incisive passages and explain the controversies of the hour?

2. Clothes.

One of the only interests of French or American galas is to see who is the best dressed star. In Quebec, it’s to see who is the least badly dressed. Stars complain about having to dress smart because our designers don’t lend clothes. And that’s not to mention the “double standard” between men and women. By eliminating the galas, the entire UDA directory can dress up in loose clothing and make leg hair grow and hair grow back!

3. Flat acceptance speeches.

It has always fascinated me to see stage professionals who have had 364 days to prepare for the eventuality of winning a trophy, finding themselves so helpless and stammering once on stage.

4. Moral lessons.

If I want to make myself feel guilty or accused of any evil, I’ll read a columnist from the Must or go to a Québec solidarity convention. But on an evening of party, champagne and celebration of excellence, I don’t want to be spotted by well-meaning priests.

5. Political correctness.

It killed the audacity, the insolence, the sarcasm, the second degree: all ingredients that make a spicy, spicy and spicy gala evening and not a bland and bland evening. By dint of being afraid of offending “everyone and her-her-neighbors”, we no longer make fun of anyone. If galas don’t have the courage to be iconoclasts, let them disappear.

6. “Il tra-si”.

When a Petit Milieu throws a party with jokes or references that only the members of the Petit Milieu can understand, or rewards works that only the Petit Milieu has seen, the general public feels excluded and wants to make a big finger of honor in the Petit Milieu .

7. The weakness of the texts.

Too many galas in recent years have sailed over nameless trivia. When we’ve gotten to the point where comedy galas aren’t funny, it’s time to call “SOS-Die with Dignity”.

8. The evaluations.

They melted faster than Arctic glaciers. And it’s not just “the fault of the pandemic”.

9. Chewing gum.

Do I really need to explain?

10. Mediocrity.

A gala should celebrate excellence, success, effort. If the language is loose, the numbers are sloppy and the attitude worn out, what exactly do we celebrate?


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