Last Sunday, Hollywood had its annual self-love fest called the Academy Awards, aka the Oscar’s. Word is that although some 36 million Americans watched the show, that’s a 10% drop from the year before.
I haven’t watched the Academy Awards for years now; the last time was 7 years ago in 2004 when Lord of the Rings: Return of the King was a contender and swept all 11 categories in which it was nominated. So disinterested am I that I haven’t even seen any of the flicks that won the Best Picture Award since then: Million Dollar Baby (2004), Crash (2005), The Departed (2006), No Country For Old Men (2007), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), The Hurt Locker (2009).
From the ubiquitous and incessant media coverage of the 2011 awards, you’d think who wins the Oscar is of earthshaking importance. So I’m curious if readers of Fellowship of the Minds watched the show last Sunday — and why you watched or didn’t watch.