I think I must have been the only person not watching the #Oscars last night. Or so it seemed as I rolled through Twitter, from before the red carpet “oohs” and “aahs” until at least 10 p.m., when I turned off all electronic devices and went to sleep. I’m sure the hoopla continued.
Truthfully, there are very few awards shows that I watch. And none of them have anything to do with movies or TV shows. Oh, sometimes I’ll watch a music awards show, but it’s really only to watch the performances. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I don’t see many first-run movies, so the only thing I know about them is what I’ve seen on commercials or read about them. In the past 10 years, I bet I’ve averaged two trips to the movie theater each year. On the other hand, I listen to music every day. So it makes sense I’d like to watch those types of shows more.
Now, if they could just do an awards show where they announce the winner and then move on to the next category or a performance, maybe I’d get into them more. But I just don’t enjoy the endless thanking of everyone under the sun, their families, their sponsors/labels/production company/investors), etc. I know they’re (mostly) just being gracious, but three or more hours of it is just too much for me. For the people who enjoy that type of thing, I say “Go for it. Watch them all you want.”
Me, I got to watch “Downton Abbey” instead of the “Oscars” Sunday night. Poor Anna and Mr. Bates. They just can’t seem to catch a break. Shoot me an email if you want to know more!