I can’t accurately say my TV is on in the background as it sits some 10 feet in front of me. If anything, it’s in the foreground.
In either case, I have the E! Network on, half-watching the red carpet affair as actors and musicians make their way into the Academy Award show.
Granted, I watched less movies in the theatre last year than years’ past, but who are some of these people? And what’s with Ryan Seacrest interviewing people and not Melissa Rivers? Did she switch networks? When did The Rock revert back to Dwayne Johnson?
Looking again at the Oscar nominees, I really need to get out to the movies more. I saw “In the Valley of Elah” (Tommy Lee Jones for Best Actor), “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (Makeup & Visual Effects), “3:10 to Yuma” (Musical score), and “Lars and the Real Girl” (Original Screenplay).
Everything else is on my, err, list of films to see. Based on what wins tonight, they’ll likely return to the theatres and I’ll get out for affordable matinees.