Wednesday, January 23, 2008

My Profound Thoughts On The Oscars

Kidding. I don't have any profound thoughts on the Oscars.

I was just reading the list of nominees for the Academy Awards this year, and it suddenly occurred to me: I really don't care who wins any of the awards. I had to scroll down the list of nominees through the first fifteen categories before I got to a movie I had seen (Bourne Ultimatum, Film Editing). I've only seen three of the nominees on the entire list. I've been reading commentary on the awards for years, and the unifying theme isn't about the actual quality of the performances or films, it's all about the politics of Hollywood. And Hollywood's internal politics hold almost zero interest for me, ranking fractionally above celebrity gossip and fractionally below this week's Loch Ness Monster sightings on the huge list of things I could care less about (but only if I actually expended energy to care less)....

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