Zachary Houghton said...
@Kelvin: As I’m sure with any awards ceremony, there’s always a fair amount of discussion behind the scenes to even everything out. I can remember when I was an ENnies judge, there was a big push to bump one entry up from an HM to an actual nominee because of the company having been a big supporter of the ENnies.
I also remember pissing off everyone because I stomped my feet, threw a tantrum, and was generally a pain until a couple of products I felt were deserving got nominations. On a couple of other categories I felt were toss-ups, I was even willing to bargain a bit to get it done.
There’s always “back room deals” and the like that goes on in any awards ceremony. The ENnies are under new management now, though, so I have no greater insight as to how things actually went this year or what were the considerations.
@Greg: Yeah, it wouldn’t be my first pick on how to do it, either, I suppose.
July 8, 2011 1:05 PM
In my opinon, this sort of thing makes something like the ENnies lose what little credibility it ever had. Back room deals? Makes you wonder what goes on that no one ever hears about? Think about it. I have to call them like I see them.