This year, however, I have not seen one of the nominated films. Why you may ask, well frankly they do not interest me that much.
I have read the Life of Pi and enjoyed it but I don't think I would want to see it on the big screen.
Les Meserables, come on how may times will this be done.
Lincoln, I don't know I am getting a little Daniel Day Lewis overload the past few years.
Django, no thanks.
Zero Dark Thirty and Argo, I am sure they are good but a little intense for me.
Silver Linings Playbook, these two actors have been in every movie the past couple of years haven't they?
I don't know enough about Beasts of the Southern Wild to have an opinion but it is probably good as is Amour although very sad.
The other thing I really dislike is the Red Carpet Walk or should I say Cattle Run. When I was little I remember the elegance of the Red Carpet. The stars making their way gracefully down the carpet , crowds cheering and being interviewed by someone like Army Archerd and I never recall anyone asking "Who are you wearing?"
Now it is just not enjoyable to watch. The actors being hustled from interviewer to interviewer it must be so frustrating for them to be herded like that.
What happened to the glamour?
Frankly, I want to see the show, I don't care about the skits, just host already. I care about who wins, and yes, what they wear although I really don't care who they wear.
I may sound a little jaded and perhaps I am. I hold out hope for future Academy Awards. They keep changing them, new producers needing to get the viewing numbers up. There was a time when it was the most watched programm around the world, perhaps that would be the case if there were less awards programms before hand.