Sunday, February 25, 2007


I didn't watch the Academy Awards on Sunday. I haven't seen any of the films nominated for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, or any of the major nominations.

So, I guess I didn't watch because I don't care who wins.

I wonder why that is.

Use to be, I watched award shows. Oscars, Emmys, and such. Never cared much for the Tonys, though. Still, Oscar was a regular, yearly thing I watched.

Not sure when I stopped. Maybe when they quit making good movies. Maybe it was when they thought they were qualified to talk about political events because they can fake emotion on cue, I'm not sure.

Anyway, I wasn't sure what to think when Marlon Brando sent former Miss American Vampire and future Playboy Playmate Maria Cruz (AKA Sacheen Littlefeather) to refuse his Oscar.

Coming on the heels of George C. Scott's refusal two years earlier, it sort of lost impact, for me anyway. I wonder if that's why they gave the next two awards to Jack Lemmon and Art Carney. They wouldn't say no, that's for sure.

Anyway, the whole idea of actors making political statements always seemed a little silly to me.

Oh, sure, Ronald Reagan was an actor. But he pretty much decided to go into politics full time. Being an actor neither qualified him nor disqualified him from politics.

So, I'm not sure why actors today think they're qualified to comment on real life. I'm not sure if any of them have any idea what real life is like.

And maybe that's why I don't watch the Oscars any more.

It's not real. It doesn't matter. But it seems I'm the only one that realizes that. The folks on TV (and in the movies) seem to think they matter. They don't.

And neither do their awards.


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  2. I know exactly what you mean and know how you feel. I used to be fanatical about watching the Oscars, I mean it was a big huge event for me. The last couple of years though? Well, maybe I have just grown up a little but I just don't care for it much anymore. I had it on last night more as background noise more than anything while I did household chores and what not.

  3. There are good movies made, but they are never nominated for awards, and the awards show has now turned into a political statment rather than honoring a good job. I haven't watched since Michael Moore won for his lefist crap movies - and I won't. I loved watching the red carpet with the fashions, but still won't give the station or the show my viewership.


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