The Oscars have really been getting worse and worse as the years go by. I did not partake in viewing the 2009 Oscars because the majority of the nominees were movies that were not that popular, which is ironic because the Oscar awards were created to honor great movies and their casts.
That apparently is no longer the case. Movies (nominees) are now selected for their usefulness in spreading political ideas, not entertainment value. Let’s have an example, shall we?
Did you watch Milk?
Did you watch Frost/Nixon?
Compare those two answers with this question’s answer:
Did you watch The Dark Knight?
That’s what I thought. Which one of these films should have been nominated, and which two should have been left on the floor of the editing room? The answer should be obvious.
I don’t need Hollywood to trying tell me what I should or shouldn’t believe politically – I just want some entertainment.
Apparently that’s not what the Oscars are for any longer.
I think some of the movies selected as nominees were good choices:
- Kung Fu Panda
- The Dark Knight
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
- Iron Man
Unfortunately, that is not the majority of the movies up for awards tonight, and that’s why no one is watching the Oscars. Just like the past MLB World Series showed us: If a couple of unpopular teams (movies in the Oscars) are in the championship game (the Oscars), then no one will be watching. That’s what happened in the World Series, and that’s what’s happening now.
I think that you could safely remove Frost/Nixon, Milk, and the other crap from the awards and have a better turnout.
Give credit where credit is due – The Dark Knight was better than 90% of the nominees, and you know it.
That’s my opinion, and I’ll stick by it. If you really think it should be the other way around, then leave a comment below!