Monday, June 24, 2024

Oscars: Academy Reverses Course, All 24 Categories Will Be Live, So NO ONE Complain The Show Runs 3 Hours, 30 Minutes Please


An Emergency Declaration today caused the Oscars to reverse their original thinking. The Academy Awards will now run three hours, thirty minutes. All 24 categories will be given live on the air. All five songs will be sung. Last year’s acting winners will give awards to their successors. There will be no host.

Are you satisfied? When the show runs long, now no one can complain. You wanted it, you got it. Get pillows, pjs, cookies, milk, whatever you need. But NO COMPLAINING. We’re going to get the Full Academy Awards, from soup to nuts.

And nuts is what this all has been. I really think people have transferred their negative energy about Trump to things like awards shows. How utterly ridiculous. Now maybe we can get on with the show!

Today is February 15th. There are four more days before ballots are due back. Oscars are February 24th. Then we start all over again.

Dawn Hudson, wherever you are, I’m toasting you. Have a drink on all of us!

P.S. This still doesn’t resolve the shabby way “First Man” was treated, but we can talk about that later…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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