September 21st, 2008
09:58 PM ET

The Emmy as a weapon

The Emmy statuette is the most dangerous trophy in entertainment. Have you seen this thing? The feminine figure sports metallic wings - two sharp prongs that could easily put an eye out. Or two.

At the Academy Awards last February Daniel Day-Lewis likened his Oscar statuette to a "handsome bludgeon." But as blunt instruments go, the Emmy looks more hazardous.

By the way, the name Emmy comes from "Immy," a kind of tube used in early television cameras. It was changed to Emmy to sound more feminine.

- Matt Carey, CNN Entertainment Producer

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  1. kenneth

    oh for the love of pete, leave it alone. it is a symbol of great achievments. if your afraid to pick it up, then you do not deserve to handle it. ya cry babies.

    September 24, 2008 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |

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