Roger Award winners announced

Triple sweep for the film industry:

The Roger, the Accomplice and the Quisling

Warner Brothers wins

 BUPA 2nd; Imperial Tobacco 3rd

John Key & his government winner of Accomplice Award
Peter Jackson wins quisling award

The film industry made a clean sweet at the prestigious Roger Award Ceremony held earlier this evening in Auckland clearing out the trophy cabinet by grabbing both the Roger Award and Accomplice Award and picking up the new Quisling category.
Warner Brothers was a first time nominee. The Judges’ Statement says that: ''The ‘Hobbit’ affair was an extraordinary example of transnational capital interfering in local politics, and overtly influencing the actions of the NZ Government (which richly deserves its Accomplice Award). It was an overt display of bullying that humiliated every New Zealander, and deliberately set out to do that… such interference in New Zealand politics sets a precedent for all future negotiations between the New Zealand government and transnational corporations”. It won because of its interference in NZ politics and governance and treatment of employees and contractors.

Hobbit affair: An overt display of bullying that...
sets a precedent for all future negotiations
 between the New Zealand government and
 transnational corporations”.
BUPA (which is the second biggest retirement home chain in NZ) came second “primarily because of its poor treatment of both its staff and its clients” (one of whom, a 100 year old woman, died after suffereing considerably for several months from misdiagnosed and untreated scabies). Imperial Tobacco came third, not only for selling a product which kills and addicts its users, but because of its role in setting up a fake citizens’ organisation to lobby for its product, a tactic which the judges described as “despicable and deceitful”.
John Key and his Government won the Accomplice Award for their ignoble role in the whole Warner Brothers/”Hobbit” affair. “It has apparently given rise to a whole new men’s fashion garment in Hollywood – Warners of Wellington trousers. They have an arrow printed on the seat, and the words ‘kiss here’”.

The judges announced a special Quisling Award for Sir Peter Jackson (to be awarded to the individual New Zealander who does the most to facilitate foreign control of New Zealand), once again for his role in the Warner Brothers/”Hobbit” affair. “Sir Peter Jackson – you are fully worthy of joining that other blackened knight, that other exemplar in selling out your country to foreign corporations, the one for whom this award is named – Sir Roger Douglas”. So, a triple sweep for the movie industry – the Roger, the Accomplice and the Quisling. Says it all really, doesn’t it.
The Roger: The night’s big trophy for the Worst
Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/
New Zealand in 2010

Read and/or download

> Chief Judges’ Statement
> Judges’ Report Warner Brothers

> An Award Winning Performance

.....Financial Analysis - Warner
> Roger Award 2010 - the FULL Report

> Murray Horton's Event Speech

Also available
> Full list of nominees
> The criteria for judging
> The Judges

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A quisling is a traitor. What is the historical penalty for grand treachery? Some time in the 1990's NZ got rid of the last capital crime on the statute books. And what was that deleted item? Treason.....