I was asked by a friend today what I thought of the Oscar awards. They were surprised when I replied that I thought the Sharks played well and stuck to their game to get the win. Apparently I have committed a social faux pas.
You see, I watched the awards shows when I was much younger and had the illusion that they meant something. Later I realized that they are really a way for the industry to pat themselves on the back. It also allowed an insulated group to profess their often vapid political statements on camera. I also realized long ago that basing your political beliefs based on your favorite actor's statements is like using a match to check for the location of a gas leak.
So, watching these people parade around in six figure outfits so that they can receive six figure gift bags and possibly a statue for the mantle is not really interesting to me. And add in the ridiculous whinging over the nominees was just a joke. I did the same thing this year that I have done for the last several decades, which was something else.