I, like many people in US if not the world, was following the Academy Awards, I couldn’t watch, but I followed the goings on on the i-net.
While reading about who did what down the red carpet, up the stairs, to the podium, behind the scenes, etc, etc, so on and so forth, I wondered, not for the first time and certainly not for the last, how does one get to the position where they can comment, rate, and chastise the celebrities et al, who come to participate in the grand ceremony? Which I believe is a farce, by the way.
I often wonder who gets to judge the awards, and what exactly do they judge for? I mean, is there some private screening area where a group of judges get together to watch all the movies, shows, programs, shorts, talls, longs… anyways, do they sit there with their number cards and hold up numbers, calculate what everyone decided, then whoever has the highest score wins? I mean, does anyone get this? And seriously, does anyone really care that much, ‘cause I, for one, watch movies for the ‘get me out of my life’ value. If my friends like a movie, I’ll probably see it. If it gets rave reviews, I probably won’t, ‘cause truthfully, in my opinion, most of the reviews are tainted.
Seriously, I think that the reviewers look at the sell value of a movie and rave on the ones they feel will do the worst, just so it can make back some of the money that some poor sot put out for it.
That’s how I see it anyway.
I suppose, if you really want to know, you can muddle through the website http://oscar.go.com/ and find the answers you’re looking for. As for me, I think I’ll stay obstinately ignorant.