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They sure do look nice

February 21, 2013 - Blaine Hyska
Insomniacs rejoice. Your cure is at hand. The 85th Academy Awards show is this weekend.

A national television audience and a packed theater are treated to Hollywood gush over Hollywood.

They’re such noble souls. Liars, cheats, drug addicts and drunks. They have their spray-on tans, and the best faces and bodies money can buy. They sure do look nice, don’t they? So that makes it OK.

You wonder where these folks get their pompous attitudes and arrogance. Hello. Their job is acting. That is, someone tells them where to be, what to wear, what to say, how to say it and when to speak. Other than looks, they have nothing. But they sure do look nice, don’t they?

Actually, the show’s irritation factor is not its best feature. The award winners are often losers in the eyes of the public. Take last year’s “best” movies, for example. The Oscar nominees were: War Horse. Moneyball. The Descendants. The Tree of Life. Midnight in Paris. The Help. Hugo. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. The Artist. And the winner was The Artist.

Now let’s take a look at the top 10 grossing films of 2012. Remember, this is where movie-goers vote with their wallets, a true measure of approval. The top movies, in order, were: The Avengers. The Dark Knight Rises. Skyfall. Ice Age: Continental Drift. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. The Amazing Spider-Man. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. The Hunger Games. Men in Black 3. Brave.

Am I missing something, or did every single nominee fail to break into the top 10 films list? My condolences to this year’s nominees. But they sure do look nice, don’t they?



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