I caught about ten minutes of the Oscars last night (not including the commercials). I had company in town this weekend and we spent the evening, before going to the airport, enjoying a nice dinner out. I tuned in just in time to see the awards for best supporting roles, and when Hal Holbrook didn’t win, I turned it off and went back to the crossword puzzle.
I think this is the first time in years that I haven’t seen any of the nominated films. It’s not that I don’t care about them any more — not like the way I’ve gotten with the Grammys — but I just… didn’t. Other things, like work and the fact that the nearest movie theatre to my house is a pretty long haul to a shopping mall where you have to pay to park, have kept me out of the movie houses.
Anyway, congratulations to all who won.