The awards scene is, without a doubt, one of the more amusing aspects of Israeli society. Since many, if not most, of the various cultural enterprises are wo/manned by closed guilds, the result is that homogenous groups award prizes to each other in order to affirm their loyalty to the ideals of the guild.
A classic example of this phenomenon is the annual Nachum Sokolow award for journalism, which aspires to be the Israeli Pulitzer. Year in, year out, the unabashedly leftist, avowedly Post-Zionist/Post-Jewish clique that comprises most of the Israeli media grants awards for excellence to itself. Thus, we have been treated to the sight of Uri Avneri, the leading spokesman of the Palestinian Right, awarded a lifetime achievement award. Thus, it comes as no surprise that this year, Uzi Benziman, whose poison-pen invectives against Settlers, Judaism, Haredim, Conservatives (and anyone else who doesn't live near Schocken Street) has been awarded this year's prize for journalistic excellence. If you look at the list of impartial professionals on the panel (with one token closet rightist), you won't rub your eyes in amazement.
Maybe the dress code will be yellow.