About two minutes before sitting down to write this, I decided to watch the Oscars. This is perhaps the first year since I moved to LA that I didn’t consider my plans for the Academy Awards until the evening of.
I might have totally spaced the ceremony had not a friend, blog reader and fellow cinephile posted on Facebook that he “has never cared less about an Oscar telecast.” But, then again, when you drive around LA on Oscar Sunday as I did just now in going to the grocery store, you notice how quiet the streets are, quite a contrast with the frenzy you see when you flip on the TV to see the red carpet. (So, I guess I might have realized something was up.)
And then, you find yourself amused when listen to some of the questions posed to the various celebrities showing off their attire. One woman just asked Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon how long it took her to pick out her dress and why she chose Armani. Give me a break.