Once a year I feel like Steve Martin in The Jerk. "The new One Show's here! The new One Show's here!"
I have mixed feelings about awards shows. I desperately want to win them. And it's very frustrating that perfectly great pieces of work aren't accepted because seven out of 12 judges said they weren't good enough. Woody Allen said, "The whole concept of awards is silly. I cannot abide by the judgment of other people, because if you accept it when they say you deserve an award, then you have to accept it when they say you don’t." (I think he said that after he won best director and Annie Hall beat Star Wars for best picture.)
Still, I'm pretty pleased to be included in this year's One Show annual. My move to Switzerland put a big enough dent in my creative cycle that I don't have anything to enter in the 2010 show, so this one's especially poignant. Too bad radio is about as presentable in an awards annual as HTML code.