It contained all the elements of an awards show: a celebrity host, popular musical acts, celebrity presenters, and glitz and glamour.
Also in steady decline, according to certain sharp-tongued critics, has been television's coverage of the arts, partly because of a proliferation of celebrity presenters.
There will be plenty of time for production numbers, celebrity presenters and effusive speeches.
In March 2010 James was a celebrity presenter at the Naledi Theatre Awards.
The usual slate of celebrity presenters is expected to add luster to the evening, but so far only Barbara Bush has been confirmed.
Ms. O'Donnell and her producers also made a point of booking celebrity presenters known to a broad television audience.
There has been a juicy commerce in the names of celebrity presenters this past week in the gossip columns and the fashion industry.
It uses celebrity presenters.
The celebrity presenter says a few words about what this award means, but you have stopped listening.
The sum would dwarf the salaries of other celebrity presenters at the BBC.