The Awards Speech That Would Have Been

And the PIIF Best Actor winner is … not me.

But hey, my acceptance video is cute, so let’s play it anyway!

As you might remember… who am I kidding, why would you remember, but I won a Best Actor award from the Prague International Indie Film Festival last March for my performance in “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“. They give out awards quarterly, and my acting win comes with a cute anecdote you can reread here.

Last night the festival put on its annual gala, where they handed out their best of the year awards. As a quarterly winner, I was in the running for the year end Best Actor award.

The awards presentations were live streamed. I didn’t win the award, but I did grab some screen shots:

This lovely Covid mask compliant lady (whose name wasn’t listed, so I can’t repeat it here) hosted most of the awards presentations.

A Czech actress (whose name also eluded me) announced the acting categories and winners.

Each nominee was represented with a 5 second silent clip from their film:

The 2020 award for Best Actor went to Elmaz Ikovic.

The folks at PIIF asked each nominee to send them a thank you video to play at the ceremony, should they win. Many but not everyone did, I could tell from watching the wins in other categories. I don’t know if Elmaz Ikovic did, because just after they announced his name, the livestream recording cut out for me. Talk about dramatic timing!

But I had made a thank you video, with Ed’s help, which I thought was kind of cute. So why let it go to waste? Here is the thank you video they would have played I had won the award:

Who knows, maybe if I had been a little less cute and a little more solemn for the occasion, I might have won?

(Just kidding. I’m sure the PIIF jury watched only the films and not the thank you clips while deliberating…)

About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 40 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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