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    And The Oscar Goes To...

    … does it really matter?

    When I was a kid, and a 12" TV screen was average in American homes, the Oscars seemed to be a big deal. A night of TV where you'd see the Stars of the day and be told what films you needed to see. Things have changed.


    For this season the Academy was unable to predict fallout from social media "effectively" and is going without a host (apparently) which will prolly cause fallout from social media. But are contests like this relevant in the interconnected and diverse age?


    The idea of "BEST" (from a predetermined select small selection of choices) has been flawed since day one. Even a metric like "most views" carries flaws.


    So, what do we do with Oscar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    … does it really matter?

    When I was a kid, and a 12" TV screen was average in American homes, the Oscars seemed to be a big deal. A night of TV where you'd see the Stars of the day and be told what films you needed to see. Things have changed.




    For this season the Academy was unable to predict fallout from social media "effectively" and is going without a host (apparently) which will prolly cause fallout from social media. But are contests like this relevant in the interconnected and diverse age?


    The idea of "BEST" (from a predetermined select small selection of choices) has been flawed since day one. Even a metric like "most views" carries flaws.


    So, what do we do with Oscar?
    Put some batteries in the base and switch to "Vibrate."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtleherder View Post
    Put some batteries in the base and switch to "Vibrate."
    I'm listening. Then what do we do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    … does it really matter?

    When I was a kid, and a 12" TV screen was average in American homes, the Oscars seemed to be a big deal. A night of TV where you'd see the Stars of the day and be told what films you needed to see. Things have changed.


    For this season the Academy was unable to predict fallout from social media "effectively" and is going without a host (apparently) which will prolly cause fallout from social media. But are contests like this relevant in the interconnected and diverse age?


    The idea of "BEST" (from a predetermined select small selection of choices) has been flawed since day one. Even a metric like "most views" carries flaws.


    So, what do we do with Oscar?
    I have zero interest in these award shows and they dont affect what I watch. If the Oscars were cancelled I probably wouldn't even know it

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    I've been watching the Academy Awards since I was in diapers. My mother was a bit player and chorus girl in a number of 40's musicals so naturally watching the Academy Awards Show was an integral part of growing up. One year, the editor of Daily Variety (who happened to be the father of one of my sister's grammar school girlfriends) laid a couple of Academy Award show tickets on my mother and aunt.

    In any event, I loved watching the damn thing and eventually could rattle off lists of award winners. I also began keeping track of other film awards, such as the ones given away at Cannes. When I eventually found myself in the film business, my fandom and accumulated knowledge really helped.

    Now a film biz retiree, for sure I'm not quite as crazed about the Oscars as I used to be. But I still enjoy the broadcast. I still find myself charmed (and yes sometimes outraged) by the glitz and the hype. Despite myself, I'm still emotionally in the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    I have zero interest in these award shows.
    You probably have some interest, or you wouldn't even post about it. I'll mark you down for 5 percent interest.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mapei View Post
    I've been watching the Academy Awards since I was in diapers.
    a few more years, and you'll be in diapers again. see how it all comes around again so perfectly? There's a real order to the universe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    For this season the Academy was unable to predict fallout from social media "effectively" and is going without a host (apparently) which will prolly cause fallout from social media.
    Last I heard, the Avengers are set to host.

    No, seriously.
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    They should change the name of the award for best actress to the Meryl Streep Award cuz she wins the damn thing every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb View Post
    They should change the name of the award for best actress to the Meryl Streep Award cuz she wins the damn thing every time.
    She's on EPO.
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    The Oscars on TV died when Johnny Carson stop hosting.

    Now it's just a political blabber-fest and competition for the tallest soapbox.

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    The Oscars needs another streaker.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    The Oscars needs another streaker.....
    In today's world

    A: Condemned for publically ridiculing the clothing challenged
    B: Condemned for publically ridiculing the "shortcoming" impaired
    C: Condemned for not providing verbal discription for hearing impaired
    D: Condemned for exposing chilgren to nudity on TV
    E: Condemned for not showing enuff nudity on TV
    F: Condemned for still keeping David Niven in the closet after his prolonged stare

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    Just let the Academy Awards be its shallow, glitzy, self-important self. Haven't seen the films? As Oscar winner Alfred Newman once said, "What? Me worry?"
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