Last night Hollywood engaged in its annual fete of self-indulgence.
It started with an hour long commerical of all the red carpet "interviews" publicizing the designers and jewelers who donated their services for Oscars special day. I’ve never seen so much promoting on an Oscar telecast as the one last night.
Media stories afterward, but not naming the designers and jewelers for each and every Oscar contender. As if the average American or even foreigner really could afford to buy any one of those gowns or the jewels, which was the majority of those watching.
Oscar is global, after all.
In fact, it seemed there were more foreign winners, and even presenters than there were Americans at this event.
But then Oscar is so very politically correct.
Even the "winning" six students who were tagged to guide the presenters and provide the statuettes were "diversified."
Two films which garnered the most nominations were, of coruse, political Hollywood propaganda.
"Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty"
"Argo" based on a supposed "declassified" event – and as one who lived through the Iranian hostage crisis, never had heard this one until it was "declassified." Of course, making the Canadians the heros in this saga, for all intents and purposes.
Haven’t seen "Zero Dark Thirty" and most likely will never see it.
I still can’t get my head around the bin Laden story, as much as I have tried in the days since 911.
A joke was made by the rather lame MC about the Jews who run Hollywood.
And today, of course, the ADL is playing the anti-semitism card – no matter how much truth there even might be to those comments.
Some rather off colored jokes, and a production number about actresses boobs.
With Ms. Obama rounding out the finale.
I’m sure the global audience got a great glimpse of Hollywood last night.
I tuned in to see if it had changed from the Hollywood I had once known, which was a rather subdued affair compared to this one.
Each year, I am amazed at just how far the bar has been lowered for this annual event.
Maybe next year, it could be moved to London and held in conjunction with the BAFTA awards, of course, in order to further stimulate the European and foreign economies?