Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Hurray for Old Hollywood

Kyle Smith examines the evolution of the Oscars ceremony and wonders if it has lost so much glamour that it has turned into a zoning hearing.

Perhaps next year they'll have a PowerPoint presentation.


Texas Leigh said...

Too bad about the Oscars. Remember the outstanding song and dance job of hosting done by Hugh Jackman? This is the first year I didn't tune in on purpose. The number of award shows for Hollywood has turned me off. Plus I prefer non-partisan entertainment...like "Rifleman."

Michael Wade said...

Texas Leigh,

You'd think that an awards ceremony put on by the entertainment industry would be fast-paced and riveting and that the business side of the industry would know better than to turn off large portions of the audience.

The declining viewership figures are due to self-inflicted wounds.

"The Rifleman" would be a much better use of time.