Here's the thing: If you're a super-talented celeb up for a prestigious honor like, say, the 2012 SAG Award for Best Actress in a TV Series -- Comedy and you lose out to another nominee, you're allowed to be kind of miffed. Especially if you're as awesome as, say, Tina Fey in 30 Rock or Sofia Vergara in Modern Family.
There is, however, an exception to that rule. Even if you are Tina Fey.
You are NOT allowed to be anything but graciously, glowingly happy for the actress who steals your rightful place as winner if that actress is 90 YEARS OLD.
Like, say, Betty White.
Look, it's not like Betty White didn't deserve to win Best Actress in a TV Series -- Comedy for Hot in Cleveland. I mean, she's spent her entire life being Betty White. It's all pretty much gravy at this point.
But I do think White's win proves a widely accepted but generally unspoken truth about award shows ...