Do many Americans feel “left out” of the Oscars? Here is one point of view from the News Democrat (Montana):
The only show that makes me feel more out of touch with the rest of society than the Oscars is the Grammy awards. But, since I just have a passing interest in music these days, I actually feel worse about not being up to date on what’s happening in the movies than I once was.
Oh, I still attend an occasional flick with my wife, but I used to go to an average of two films a week. I saw almost everything. So, when the Academy Awards show would roll around, I understood all the jokes the host would crack about the nominated pictures and performances. I even went to a few documentaries and foreign films.This year, the only two films nominated for Best Picture Oscars I had seen before the broadcast were “Michael Clayton” and “Juno.” I still have not seen the winner, “No Country for Old Men,” but am eager to catch it. I love movies from the Coen brothers.
It’s also kind of frustrating for me to watch the “red carpet” reports before the Oscars, because there are plenty of actors and actresses my wife and I don’t know. We sound like an elderly couple asking each other “Who’s that?”
It’s embarrassing when the only people you can easily identify are people the stature of Harrison Ford or who are constantly in the public eye, like Heidi Klum.
Still, we had a good time watching the Academy Awards telecast.
I have always enjoyed Jon Stewart, who was the host of the event, and it was interesting to see all the winners. There were no truly wild moments, but it was a pleasant way to kill some time.
I guess the good news is, he watched the ceremony anyway! Unfortunately, the money demo is all about Miley Cyrus (an idea that flopped) so the Oscars are probably going to try to keep up with today’s youth rather than satisfying their base.