There are plenty of organizations that give us their year end pick as to who or what was the greatest… And now, The Associated Press figured they’d get in on the action this year and name Betty White the Entertainer of the Year.
Incontrovertibly, 2010 was a stellar year for White. From her starring role in TV Land’s original sitcom, “Hot in Cleveland,” to her “Saturday Night Live” hosting stint back in May which gave the NBC institution quite the ratings boost. And just in case you forgot, the 88 year old funny lady also made a couple of appearances at awards shows where she snagged the Screen Actor’s Guild Lifetime Achievement award in January and an Emmy win in September. After hearing of AP’s accolade, the humbled White said, “It’s ridiculous. They haven’t caught on to me, and I hope they never do.”
Here now is the nitty-gritty AP wants you to know regarding “how we ascertained this pick” so you don’t associate the validity of this selection with the one of those bona fide World’s Greatest Dad cups: “White beat out the cast of “Glee” by two votes, placing them at #2. Conan O’Brien, James Cameron and Apple’s iPad all tied for #3. Jon Stewart came in after them. Ballots were cast by 102 representatives of the AP’s U.S. news organization members. They voted on who had the most influence on the entertainment world and culture’ this year.” If you’re wondering why the Apple iPad was in the running given – I know this might be hard for some of you to hear but – it’s not a human. Well, I have no clue. Moving on.
According to AP, “White will return to the SAG Awards next month, where she’s nominated for best actress in a comedy series. “Hot in Cleveland” (her show) is also up for best comedy ensemble.
Be it a commercial, a talk show, a sitcom, or hosting gig… it seems that everything Betty White touches recently, turns to entertainment gold. But, I guess we should expect nothing less from our last surviving “Golden Girl.”
(Image from AP)