There used to be a time when I couldn't wait for the annual glamorous tele extravaganza that was the Oscars. That was back in the day when Hollywood had true glamor and class. Back in the day when I recognized the names of the nominees. Back in the day when the winners gave heartfelt (and short) thank you speech.
|Liz Taylor accepts her first Oscar for "Butterfiled 8"|
I started to lose my mojo with the Oscars when almost every winner began his or her thank you speech with "And I would like to thank Harvey Weinstein……." After about the first dozen "Harvey Weinsteins" I began to wonder "Who the f--k is Harvey Weinstein and why should I care?"
|"Harvey Weinstein" - I don't care - crawl back into your hole (or under the rock you came from)|
Don't you just cringe when one of these phony baloneys creeps up to stage with their phony scarves swinging around their neck (what's THAT all about? They're in California for christ sakes.) Then they take out that crumpled piece of paper from their suite lapel pocket and start to read those names that mean NOTHING to we the audience? I sat around through hours of Oscar commercials to hear another commercial by an actor attempting to thank everyone he or she ever came into contact with during their lifetime. Get over it actor, you didn't discover the cure for cancer. YOU'RE AN ACTOR AND YOUR CAMPAIGN TO WIN THE OSCAR PAID OFF. See here how NOT to give an acceptance speech.
I hate to be a Debbie Downer
folks (not really, I'm enjoying this) but tonight's Oscar cast is another one that I'll take a pass on. Besides, I can tell you whose going to win anyway. An actor/actress who name you never heard before and will never hear again unless it's someone like Jennifer Hudson who went on to great fame screeching through Nutri-System weight loss commercials.
Yes folks,I will definitely take a pass on seeing the umpteenth self-important actor raising his (or her) Oscar above their heard to show us all what is on the bottom (Made in China) of the Oscar statue.
No thanks folks, I'll skip the Oscars again tonight and instead remember what Hollywood was really like back in the day when Hollywood was a young boy's world of fantasy.
|Avid 10 year old movie goer - 1951|