Well, it didn't take me long to screw up my new weekly blogging schedule, did it?
Last week, the big event on TV was the Oscars. Normally, I don't really care about awards shows. I watch just for whatever entertainment they might provide. I rarely have a horse in any of those races. Movies I like make a lot of money but don't tend to win awards, so I couldn't care less who wins. Okay, there was Titanic...and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. But mostly, the nominees are movies chosen as art. I don't go to the movies for art. I go to be entertained. This year, however, I've actually seen two of the nominees for Best Picture: Black Panther and A Star is Born. I loved both of them--but I didn't expect either of them to win. Too entertaining. The Academy doesn't seem to think entertaining films are worthy of awards. I wonder...were A Star is Born and Black Panther nominated to get people to watch the Oscars telecast? Neither won, though Black Panther did take home three awards in other categories and Shallow, from A Star is Born, won the Best Original Song Oscar.
The night before, the more entertaining Golden Raspberry Awards, were held. The Razzies, for anyone who doesn't know, honor (if you can call it an honor) the worst of the worst. Donald Trump won two Worst Actor Razzies for Fahrenheit 11/9 and Death of a Nation, while his sidekick, Kellyanne Conway, got one for Fahrenheit 11/9. Trump also picked up a Worst Screen Combo Award for himself and his "Self-Perpetuating Pettiness." Don't feel bad, Sarah Huckabee Sanders--I'm sure you'll get one next year! Other Razzie winners include Holmes & Watson (Worst Picture), Fifty Shades Freed (Worst Screenplay), Etan Cohen (Worst Director, Holmes & Watson). Unlike the Oscars, the Razzies don't discriminate. If it's bad, it's bad--art film or big box office, everybody's a target!