Friday, February 25, 2011
Hollywood’s Big Night
There have been several changes with this year’s Oscars Show. James Franco and Ann Hathaway are the youngest to ever host the Oscars. Missing from this year’s show will be the traditional movie montages. Producers are trying their best to reduce the total run time for the show. The Oscars will also feature several virtual sets which will represent different eras of film in the history of Hollywood.
Returning will be live performances for each of the nominated songs in the best song category. Oscars have once again nominated ten movies for Best Picture. I think this is a mistake. I understand why they are doing it. It give the Oscars the opportunity to not only embrace independent films but also to nominate big-budget, blockbuster movies like Toy Story 3 and Inception. It used to be special just to receive a nomination for Best Picture. Now it’s like everybody gets nominated.
I hope you enjoy the Oscars as you root for your favorites. Let’s hope the telecast is entertaining and engaging. Perhaps, the new changes will make a positive difference. Let’s face it. A three-hour plus broadcast can get a little old.
You can catch the 83rd Annual Oscar Awards this Sunday night starting at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.