I'm boycotting the Oscars!!

  1. O.K., technically I can't boycot the oscars because I haven't actually watched the oscars in about ten years. But if I were inclined to watch, I would sit this one out because of the impending war. I don't think I could bear the inevitable onslaught of politically opinionated acceptance speeches. I saw the Dixie Chicks thread, and I know that celebrities are entitled to their opinions, yada, yada, yada, but do they have to tell everyone? Especially in a forum such as the oscars? Or a concert in the UK? (etc., etc.). How unbearable would life be if absolutely everyone you met told you their political opinions. Fortunately most of us have the good sense to know when to share our opinions and when to shut up.
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  3. by   RN-PA
    I'm with you, Angelica, and won't be watching for the same reasons, although like you, I also haven't watched them for a long time.
  4. by   Stargazer
    Do what I do and tape 'em. Then when you watch, you can FF past the boring parts, the obnoxious parts, the commercials, and so forth. Whittles down that bloated 5-hour telecast to about 90 minutes of reasonably watchable TV.

    I don't want to miss host Steve Martin. He was funny as hell last year.
  5. by   Angelica
    Good idea stargazer--don't know why I didn't think of that. I like Steve Martin, and it might be worth watching for him alone. Is it really 5 HOURS LONG? Unbelievable! I'll have to record on EP
  6. by   Tweety
    I was thinking the same. Yes, they have a right, but it's a self-congratulatory superficial money-centered ego fest, who cares about silly things like war. Sometimes, I think they feel that's it's politically correct for them to say something, plus they might get a snippet on E if they speak out. I'm working anyway.
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    When are the Oscars?
  8. by   fab4fan
    This Sunday, on ABC.
  9. by   Stargazer
    This Sunday, I think.
  10. by   Lausana
    Sunday I think. I'll probably tune in to see a few of the awards.

    What's the big deal? Should we not watch a sit com either once war begins?
  11. by   hoolahan
    I am glad you brought this up b/c the media is making a huge deal about whether the Oscars should even be held.

    How do you guys feel about that? I personally need to know that life goes on. I mean should we all wear black during the war? Did people not go to the movies, granted they got news reels there, in the WWII era?? I don't want to make light of the war, but I also don't want life to come to a screeching halt until it has to. I think when September 11th happened it was appropriate to postphone some of the award shows, but I don't feel the same about this war.

    Am I just a politically incorrect idiot? WAIT!! Don't answer that!!

    Great suggestion tho Stargazer, that is what I will do for sure!!! Then I can still watch Six Feet Under on HBO.
  12. by   Angelica
    Originally posted by Lausana
    Sunday I think. I'll probably tune in to see a few of the awards.

    What's the big deal? Should we not watch a sit com either once war begins?
    Yes, I think we should stop watching sitcoms. Our brains will thank us
  13. by   Lausana
    :chuckle add reality tv to the list!

    No Hool, TV is meant to be entertainment, which is what it will stay to me. The news coverage will be non stop from after tonight so it will always be there when we want to watch. It's not disrespectful of war to sit and laugh a little for 30 minutes after a long day or whatever. At least not at my house (or see Joan look like a nut on the red carpet!...the reason I watch most award shows lol)
  14. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by hoolahan
    I am glad you brought this up b/c the media is making a huge deal about whether the Oscars should even be held.
    I don't think it's inappropriate to discuss it--just obliviously continuing on with what is, after all, a very expensive, frivolous, self-congratulatory event just DAYS after a war begins would be a trifle crass, in my opinion.

    On the other hand, the endless rescheduling of the Emmys post 9/11 really just served to make them a much bigger deal than they should've been.

    The fact that the relative appropriateness of the event has been discussed, that all the Powers That Be have agreed to "tone down" the ceremony (much like the post 9/11 Emmys), including omitting the red carpet (sorry, looks like Joan's out of a job this year!) and pre-event celeb interviews, and increasing security measures, seems to me to strike the right balance between acknowledging the state of the world but not stopping life as we know it in its tracks.

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