Monday, February 25, 2008

Why Audiences Are NOT Watching The Oscars

Why Audiences Are NOT Watching The Oscars

Monday, February 25, 2008. -- by Wow Jones

According to this Yahoo News Item, yesterday's 80th Annual Academy Award telecast was the lowest-rated ceremony ever.

I wasn't interested in seeing the show and only caught the tail end of the show where the Best Director and Best Picture Awards were announced. I also saw a bit where Jon Stewart joked (well, he TRIED to joke--I don't find him funny) that if the Writer's Strike were still on, the show would be relegated to showing montages of movie images. As an example he showed a montage of actors waking up from dreams (or nightmares). Another example of a montage was a series of images of people peering through binoculars, periscopes and what they saw.


Maybe the Academy (or whoever decides what films are nominated) should go on to nominate movies that people CARE about. Movies that people actually SAW and RESPONDED to.

Why NOT nominate Peter Cullen for Best Actor as Optimus Prime

in Michael Bay's


Why NOT nominate Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Ultimatum?

Why NOT nominate Eddie Murphy for his fantastic acting in Norbit?

I know it sounds like the MTV Movie Awards will already have this covered, but if you nominate popular movies, chances are more people would watch since they'd have more of a vested interest in seeing who wins. I think.

Why NOT nominate singer Jill Scott or Tasha Smith for their performances in Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?

Hell, why NOT nominate Tyler Perry as Best Director for Why Did I Get Married? or Daddy's Little Girls?

For that matter, what happened to nominations for Idris Elba and Gabrielle Union? What, Is Lions Gate (or Tyler Perry for that matter) NOT interested in starting a campaign for those movies?

Allegedly, The Weinstein's paid $15 million for their "No Country For Old Men" Oscar. The Coen Brothers are brilliant filmmakers, but their films often fail to capture the imagination of the public.

-- The Wow Jones Report

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