I am still about a week to a week and a half from being back to full-time at FOH (in the process of a move), so I wanted to take a quick moment to write about a few things that have caught my attention, bored me to death, excited me or have left me confused.
- First off, today is the day usually reserved for Oscar reactions, but frankly I didn’t watch more than a minute of them this year, mostly because I didn’t care (and there was an exciting 11 inning Vanderbilt baseball game that I was at). Why didn’t I care? Well let me first explain that, yes I was excited when they expanded the Best Picture field to include more nominees but all the build up just showed us that it was a sham. There were only 2 movies that were even considered for the award, “Avatar” and “The Hurt Locker”. If only 2 were even considered by the Academy voters, then why does it matter if you nominate 10 or 10,000? In my opinion, the best film of last year was “A Serious Man” and I could name at least 10 or so more that I would have picked before either of those films. Secondly, the Academy Awards have become more about style rather than substance. We spend more time talking about the fashion (who cares) and each individual film (why do we need a lengthy recap of the best picture noms?) than we do hearing from the actors/actresses, directors etc. whom have all put their heart and soul into each one of these films. Those are just a few of my reason, but I think you get my point.