Richard ArmitaZ? Armitage’s Hamlet narration does not win Audie for best original work

Hamlet That was a pronunciation I have NEVER heard before.

~ by Servetus on May 29, 2015.

19 Responses to “Richard ArmitaZ? Armitage’s Hamlet narration does not win Audie for best original work”

  1. It’s hard to compete with something about Nelson Mandela. Don’t know where the lady found a Z in Richard’s name…

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    • I agree, and that was crazy. Apparently the names are written out phonetically, so someone must have done that to her …

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  2. All rather ironic at a ceremony honoring spoken narration. I can’t fathom what phonetic spelling they provided that yield that pronunciation. Anyway, too bad he didn’t win – I so loved his narration and the adaptation itself (speaking of the latter, it was the Hartley/Hewson book that lost to the Mandela book, not Richard’s narration.)

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  3. That’s a shame. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Oh well, he’s still the unofficial sexiest man alive.

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    • yeah, too bad — but I can’t imagine he’s all that crushed.

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    • In fact, he just tweeted a review of Hamlet. So I’d say, has his mind on other stuff at the moment, lol 🙂

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      • Did you mean Hanibal review? Hopefully his mind is on other stuff, including his upcoming super secret projects. After being nominated for an Olivier I don’t think awards are all that important…his talent was recognized for all to see with that nomination. He doesn’t need any shiny hardware.

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  4. I think they were Frenchifying his name again. Brian Fuller’s interview had it as Armi-taj. Sometimes the soft J is phonetically rendered as -zh so maybe it was spelt on the autocue as Armitazh. I try not to let trivial things bug me but this one is a bit annoying. I hope it doesn’t catch on.

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  5. […] ไปๆมาๆ ในช่วงนี้ก็ไม่ใช่แค่ไบรอัน ฟูลเลอร์คนเดียว เพราะจากงานประกาศผลรางวัล Audie Awards หรือเสมือนเป็นรางวัลออสการ์สำหรับวงการ Audiobooks ที่ Hamlet Prince of Denmark: The Novel ที่คุณริชเป็นคนอ่านได้เข้าชิงรางวัลสาขา Best Original ผู้ประกาศก็่อ่านนามสกุลคุณริชผิดไปเป็นอย่างอื่นอีกแล้ว (น่าเสียดายที่งานนี้ คุณริชและ Hamlet ก็ไม่ได้รับรางวัล) โดยคราวนี้ อ่านว่า “Armitaz” หรือ “อาร์มิทาซ” ค่ะ (Thanks to Servetus for the info, here x) […]

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  6. Wonder why it’s so often mispronounced. It’s a fairly common surname.

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    • It’s only Americans who mispronounce it, and that’s because there are a lot of French origin loan words and surnames that still use the “French-ish” pronunciation. I could be wrong but I don’t think it’s a tremendously common name here.

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      • Yeah, because Louisiana and other parts (Canada included) used to be French, I’ll buy that explanation. Just wasn’t aware the surname isn’t common in the States.

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        • also Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri (among places I have lived). The voyageurs and their legacy are a big part of our history.

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      • There is also of course the American Richard Armitage (the “Evil Other Richard Armitage” as I call him), he of several Republican administrations, who pronounces it the French-y way. He may not have the devoted following of “our” RA, but over time his name has been spoken in the mainstream news here far more often.

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        • I never realised that. Whenever I saw the American RA in the news I mentally pronounced his name the English way – which would probably be equally annoying for him. You are right, this is probably where it comes from.

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        • Actually the other American “Richard Armitage” pronounces his name the same way our Richard Armitage does, and not the “French” way at all.

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        • if the US politician pronounces his name the French way that’s the first I’ve heard, and I’m kind of a news maven. I followed the Pl*** thing pretty closely.

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        • Well then I apologize for my error, but I’m laughing because I know I’ve heard it pronounced the French way in the news, which just underscores everything being said here!

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