Last night, I watched some of the Academy Awards (Oscars) show on ABC television and for the most part it was not funny and most of the movies that won top honors were not even seen by most of the movie going public. Jon Stewart, who is a wonderful comedian fell flat one again as host of the show – but the biggest problem facing this once ratings giant was the poor quality of movie choices that end up with nominations during the show. The arrogance of Hollywood in thinking only they are smart enough to really understand what makes a good movie is at the heart of this problem.
In recent years, it seems like members of the Academy Awards go out of their way to punish good movies that the American people and others around the world have rewarded with their hard earned money through ticket sales. This slap in the face toward the very people that allow these stars to drive nice cars and live in multi million dollar homes is a disgrace. In addition to hating the fans that spend money watching their movies, some Hollywood stars believe that their wisdom and insight goes even further as they tell the fans that they detest who they should vote for in a presidential election. Mind you, these are some of the same stars that spend more time in rehab than they do on the set of their movies.
When I think about all the suffering in the world today and all of the Americans that have been hurt by the slumping US economy, the last thing I want to see on my television set is a woman wearing a dress with a cost of more than $10,000, looking down her noise at the very people that provided the money for that dress by purchasing tickets to her movie. Sorry to be so negative this morning, but Hollywood elites have always been a bone of contention for me and the day after Oscar night reinvigorates those feelings big time. The good news is that most of the movies that were nominated in the top categories last night will soon be forgotten and the real actors and directors that make movies that the American people want to see will be back at work today making movies that will earn hundreds of millions of dollars which will insure that they will be snubbed at the 2009 Academy Awards ceremony.
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