A lot of people consider this to be the golden era of television. From being considered an idiot box not too long ago, to attracting some of the biggest talents in Hollywood, television has certainly come a long way over the past decade, and it looks like MTV is going to be acknowledging this fact as well. The network recently announced that Television Shows will also be honored during their award show going forward from here on.

A new title

The award ceremony is most likely to be renamed as the “Movie and Television Festival”, and is set to include a host of new categories that will recognize and award excellence in television.

MTV President Chris McCarthy had this to say during a recent press release: “We’re living in a golden age of content, and great storytelling and characters resonate regardless of whether you’re watching it in a theater or on TV.”

The only problems is that MTV is a television network on its own, and there could be a conflict of interest with regard to some of its own shows being nominated for the award ceremony. This problem was not addressed by the President of the network, but it is sure to pop-up again at some point.

Equalizing mediums

There is a major shift in terms of loyalties when comparing audiences of films and television shows. Films were considered a truer medium, while television shows were long considered brain-dead entertainers responsible for lowering I.Q’s.

Shows like “The Sopranos”, “The Wire”, and “Breaking Bad” and “Game of thrones” have played a major role in not only elevating the level of quality expected from television shows, but also raising the bar of what’s expected on the big screen as well.

We see some comparisons already being drawn between the brilliantly constructed Marvel world on Netflix, in comparison to the hit-and-miss collection offered by Marvel for the big screen.

The addition of services like Netflix has further complicated matters, as the streaming service is set to launch full length feature films for your small screen in the near future.

One thing is for certain though – we are living in the golden era of entertainment, and things have never been sweeter for fans of quality viewing.