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.