I hate almost all awards shows.1 The one exception has always been the Academy Awards.
I’ve watched the Oscars every year for as long as I can remember. To those who know me as a movie buff, this shouldn’t be surprising. Still, I can’t stand the Golden Globes or that various other pageants you can find on random television stations during awards season. But the Academy Awards always seemed special to me. Beyond reproach.
But I fear I’m starting to lose that loving feeling.
I didn’t watch much of the Oscars, because it seems that it’s more of an entertainment event itself than an actual awards program, and I’m just not into that style of entertainment. But I did see some of Ellen mugging around with her Samsung mobile phone, taking pictures - I just had no idea that was something orchestrated by Samsung itself. Another bit of innocence lost…