As I said in my post last year, I don't generally watch the Awards for a variety of reasons which basically all boil down to lack of interest. Last Sunday night, I was actually spending a quiet night at home for a change, and was reading a book when it occurred to me that the Oscars were on. I briefly considered tuning in, but weighed against the option of continuing with my book, the Awards lost out. Last night, however, I was playing some movie reviews on You Tube while I was working in the kitchen; a review of the Oscar broadcast came on and I ended up watching a variety of clips from the show. I'm glad I stuck with my book on Sunday night.
A bunch of the celebrities this year were also sporting gun control bracelets... celebrities who often employ armed guards and who were attending the Oscars, which probably has some of the tightest security of any event in America. See my above comment on lack of self-awareness. What annoyed me the most, however, was when Joe Biden gave a speech decrying sexual assault and received a standing ovation. You know who else got a standing ovation at the Academy Awards a few years ago, from the same group of people? Self-confessed child rapist Roman Polanski, when the Academy gave him an Oscar. The hypocrisy would be laughable if it wasn't so sickening.
As a palate-cleanser, I'm going to post a couple of examples of how Oscar acceptance speeches should be done. If the Awards were still like this- if the stars were still like this- I'd probably still be interested in watching them.