We watch "Downton Abbey" because we are hooked on the values of another era and are waiting to see how the characters manage through The Great Depression. If it won any awards, most of us don't know. And we don't care.
The same thing applies to so many awards. Unless there is a direct correlation with making more money, they're irrelevant. An Academy Award has a correlation to increased bankability for winners. And those who pick up a Noble will find that goodies such as research grants come more easily.
But, generally, an award doesn't bring as much as we expected. Including, the attention from prospects for our services. In fact, it's amusing to see professionals putting themselves out there as "award-winning." I still do that for my three blogs. That's because blogging has become a mature medium. So, I figure, why not keep trotting out, "award winning." Old medium, old kind of framing.
At Fox, when he was building the network Roger Ailes told employees his focus wasn't on awards. It was on eyeballs. The count of those brought the advertising dollars. Fox has become a powerhouse. Networks which chased and touted awards have had their dark nights of ratings and will likely continue to struggle for survival. Award-seeking reflects a naive mindset.