Mar 5, 2006

The Oscars are on tonight and I don't give a good damn.

Should you give a damn who won an Oscar? I mean really the contest is subjective as all hell. Marlon Brando once asked how you can judge a performance between actors unless they've played the same role. Makes sense.

I haven't watched it since Jack Palance won best support actor for his portrayal of Curly in 'City Slickers part 1'. I realized it's just a show more about politics than art. Kind of strange considering I'm such a huge film buff.

Everyone cares though or at least that's what I'm told. It's sort of like the homecoming courts back in high school. Less than 30% of the school actually gave a shit about it, but it was an event that was hyped to make you believe that not only did everyone love the people elected to the useless court, but if you didn't you were less of a person.

Still people are very passionate about film, as am I, and really hope their favorite movie, actor, etc. get the award they so "deserve". Yeah cause the critical and box office recognition isn't enough for a pampered Hollywood star.

Don't think though that if someone asks my opinion on the winners that I'll hesitate to tell them who should've won if only the Academy was as smart as me.

"To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication." - Marlon Brando

1 comment:

Chitney said...

I was bored last night so I had the Oscars on in the background. Mostly to see what kind of host my ex-husband Jon Stewart would be (I've heard he's since remarried and now has a child. Oh well, his loss!). He wasn't bad, but he wasn't amazing either. Which is why I divorced him and am with my new beau.

But I digress. The Oscars, like the Olympics, are such an obvious political playground that it's hard to take seriously now that I'm an all-growed-up free-thinkin' adult.