Whether or not you’re a fan of the Oscars, there’s wasn’t much else on tonight. ABC wasn’t airing new episodes of Once Upon a Time and other channels didn’t want to compete with the yearly awards show so there were a lot of reruns. This is why I tuned into the Academy Awards tonight. Except, I just couldn’t get into it. Perhaps it’s because once you’ve seen one awards show, you’ve seen them all or perhaps it was because this year was particularly underwhelming in turns of fashion. I mean, could you even see Sandra Bullock’s eyes? And am I the only one who thinks Natalie Portman looks so much better as a tomboy?
Still, my biggest complaint is with the little skits put on by the presenters. For a show that awards actors, the actors themselves didn’t do very well in this realm. It’s different than their normal work, I get it, but I always find the supposed-to-be-funny bits entirely unfunny. I can get swept up in movies and TV shows but I have a hard time suspending disbelief when the entertainment isn’t removed enough from my own reality. I have a similar issue when viewing plays. I want to like them as shows but I just can’t get past the fact that the actors are so close to me and the effects are so meager in comparison to Hollywood’s big budget.
Suspension of disbelief is equally important when reading and I have a hard time with that, too. I know it’s my own “fault” that I can’t get out of my head and I respect play actors but it can never be my thing. And the Oscars? Just stick to saying nice things and stop trying to be funny. I’m talking to you Zach WTFever-your-last-name-is!