Why Am I Even Watching the Academy Awards?
This Sunday is the 91st Academy Awards and for some strange reason, I just know I'll be watching.
I'm pretty sure I haven't seen a single nominated film this year and couldn't even tell you the Best Picture nominees without looking it up, but for whatever reason I know I'll still watch the Oscars this weekend.
Honestly, I couldn't even tell you the last time I went to the movies at all, but I'll still watch the Oscars.
Why is that? What is it about this awards show?
I couldn't sit through the entire Grammys a few weekends ago, and the more I thought about it, I realized it's because I like seeing people win awards.
The Grammys are essentially a three-hour concert at this point with maybe the four major awards actually being awarded during the show.
The Academy Awards, on the other hand, is nothing but the awards and the acceptance speeches.
I think it's the acceptance speeches that I love so much. People just so proud of their work and its recognition.
I really like watching people win in categories where I'd never know who they were otherwise, like cinematography, costume design, etc.
The fact that the Academy Awards is still about the awards is what brings me back year after year, even without seeing a single film.
But maybe it's just me...