Sunday, September 20, 2009

Utusan Screwed Up - Again

I would like to shout a single sentence for Utusan Entertainment Desk - International Division (if such exist, haha main reka je) - KORANG NI LULUS BAHASA INGGERIS KE TIDAK?

I was browsing the Utusan website as usual where I stumbled this article, "Mad Men raih anugerah utama Emmy", supposedly published on September 19th (but I don't know if it also made it's way to the printed newspaper as well). Well, as any award freaks (like me) can tell you, the Emmys will only be telecast live this Monday morning (21st September, Malaysian time), so what could this Utusan article be referring to? Was it about the Creative Arts Emmy which took place on Sept 12th? But Mad Men certainly did not win anything big there! I clicked on the news, and guess what - somebody's sorry ass should be fired - PRONTO!

Citing AFP as the source (AFP stands for Agence France Presse - the oldest news agency in the world, kind of like our own Bernama, who supplies the news to our local publications) but I don't think AFP will do this kind of screwed up mess you call "reporting". Let me copy the article in case they delete it later:

LOS ANGELES 18 Sept. - Drama bersiri Mad Men dan siri komedi 30 Rock merupakan rancangan kegemaran yang berjaya mengaut anugerah utama di Emmy Awards ke-61 Ahad lalu.

Stesen televisyen AMC mempopularkan Mad Men yang berkisar mengenai dunia politik kotor di agensi pengiklanan New York pada awal tahun 1960-an, sekali gus mengulangi kemenangannya pada tahun 2008 dengan meraih anugerah drama siri terbaik.

Drama siri kritis itu turut dicalon untuk kategori pelakon pembantu yang dimenangi oleh Jon Hamm dan Elisabeth Moss di acara besar-besaran yang berlangsung di Nokia Theater di Los Angeles.

Tom O'Neil, pakar anugerah dan pemilik blog theenvelope.com, Los Angeles berkata, Mad Men berjaya membuktikan ia terlalu kuat untuk disaingi oleh calon-calon lain termasuk Breaking Bad, Damages dan House.

"Mad Men pastinya mempunyai faktor terbaik untuk masa sekarang, ia bergaya, ditulis dengan baik dan ia mempunyai sesuatu yang sangat penting, tarikan yang angkuh, mungkin juga tarikan golongan elit," katanya.

Ia tetap ditonton meskipun populariti Mad Men dikatakan akan membantu Hamm dan Moss meraih anugerah dalam kategori pelakon pembantu terbaik.

Sementara itu, pelakon lelaki terbaik bagi drama bersiri ialah Bryan Cranston dalam Breaking Bad, sekali lagi meraih kemenangan untuk drama yang mengisahkan seorang guru kimia di sekolah tinggi yang terlibat dalam jenayah.

Untuk kategori pelakon wanita terbaik, pelakon veteran, Glenn Close memenangi anugerah Emmy ketiga dalam kerjayanya bagi wataknya sebagai peguam New York yang tidak berhati perut, Patty Hewes dalam Damages.

Pencalonan lain termasuk Moss untuk Mad Men, Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters, Mariska Hargitay dalam Law & Order, Kyra Sedgwick dalam The Closer dan Holly Hunter dalam Saving Grace. - AFP

Are you freaking kidding me? Ahad lalu your ass! Unless this report is written by someone who's been into a time travel machine from "next week". Apart from "foretelling" the "win" for Mad Men and 30 Rock for Best Drama Series and Comedy Series, it also "foresee" the victory for last year's winners Bryan Craston (Breaking Bad) and Glenn Close (Damages) for Best Drama Actor and Actress respectively.

The article also goes on to quote Tom O'Neal, webmaster of theenvelope.com (which I do visit on a daily basis), and I can tell you whatever he's saying is purely a PREDICTION from in-depth analysis for those categories.

Yes, it's not surprising if Mad Men, Bryan Cranston and Glenn Close will reap those statuettes again this year, judging by their performances and other nominees in the category. But for Utusan to fail fact-checked it's report, hiring an idiotic reporter who definitely has to reseat his/her SPM PMR UPSR English paper, and repeat the same screw up (remember the Desperate Housewives brouhaha?)

I bet I can do a whole freaking better job there, damn it. To the so-called "journalist" who wrote translated this story Lain kali kalau nak tulis tentang benda yang kau tak tahu/faham, tolong research/wikipedia sikit. Kalau macam ni, baik kau interview persiapan raya jiran depan rumah aku ni, walaupun tak penting tapi sekurang-kurangnya kau tak adalah buat kesilapan-kesilapan bodoh macam ni.

2 comments:

gediks altantoyol said...

ayo. anda wajar mengjoin team proof reading we ols.

Adian said...

haha mari mempromosikan servis transearly language studio (motif nk studio jugak) hoho

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