We also made it to the end of another Awards season, with the Academy Awards this Sunday night.
I always watch the Oscars, and usually am a fan...this year especially because I've actually seen many of the nominated films! So, I will feel like I somehow had a part in the winner's glory. :)
I've seen Avatar, The Blind Side, Up in the Air, Precious, Up, Invictus, Inglorious Bastards, and Julie & Julia
Maybe I need to run out on Saturday and watch a couple more before the big night on sunday!
However, by the time the Oscar's actually are broadcast, there is no suspense left. We pretty much know who the big award winners are going to be...thanks to the SAG awards, the Golden Globes, the Critics Choice Awards, and many, many others.
But millions of people still watch anyway! I guess there is something nice about seeing the front-runners actually being coronated.
Either that, or it's just another great excuse to throw a fun theme party for all your friends!
Plus, there are stars galore, so its kind of fun to watch just for that.
Personally, one of my favorite films of the year, 'Brothers,' was not nominated. I think it's a shame! Also, I LOVED 'Invictus,' and thought that it should've received a Best Pic nom.
Oh well...what do I know, right?
One thing I DO know: There is no reason for us, the viewers, to have to sit through certain categories such as 'Best Documentary Short' or 'Sound Mixing.'
Usually, this is the time of the night when we all flip through the channels, go make a sandwich, or take our Boniva.
Yes, these nominees are very bright, and good at what they do, but do we really have to bore ourselves with this?
Nobody would tune in to a nationally televised program, watching me win 'Employee of the Month' at my office. People just don't care!
Film critic Richard Roeper says it best: "When you're watching people you've never heard of thanking more people you've never heard of for helping them to create a work you've never seen, that's not exactly the recipe for riveting television."
Why they don't give out these awards at an earlier ceremony is one of the great mysteries to me.
Sort of like how American Idol makes the contestants who were just kicked off sing the song that sucked so bad, that got them eliminated in the first place! WE DON'T CARE TO SEE IT!
But I have no pull...
So, wherever you are on Sunday night, and whoever you are with, I hope you enjoy the Oscars.
...and when you get bored during the droning middle-section of the program, feel free to visit 'Dangling Carrots' and read through all the past