I don’t often post about current events. I want my blogs to be timeless. 🙂 But tonight as it approached 11:00 pm and I had not yet posted anything and I was doing dinner dishes some questions popped into my head. How long have the Oscars been going on? Had no one, in all of those years, ever made a mistake? Are the current procedures at the Oscars a set up for people to make mistakes? What is up?
I don’t know about you but my mind wanders a lot while I am sudsing, washing, and rinsing dishes. Sometimes I come up with brilliant plans only to have completely forgotten about them by the time I am done doing the dishes and have dry enough hands to make notes of such brilliance. But tonight I was so curious.
Were the procedures so different in past years that the mistakes could not have been made? I don’t watch the Academy Awards so I didn’t even see it, but it was such a big thing that my Facebook feed was full of it and all of the radio stations that I listen to were talking about it (or so it seemed as I pressed every button to get away from it).
Were there never mistakes before or was it that it was filmed on a delay so we didn’t see the mistakes? Were they able to edit them out? But now that there is Twitter and Facebook live and all types of ways for the award show go-er to post it live or record it, the Academy has to come clean? Or is it that there IS such things as Twitter and Facebook that the Academy wants everyone to be “talking” about it that they set this type of stuff up? I mean, again, I don’t even know what Steve Harvey announced wrong, but I know that he announced something wrong and we are STILL talking about it.
As I mentioned, I don’t even watch the show – I don’t have network TV – but I know about it because my entire feed on Facebook was commenting on it. Then this morning all the radio stations seemed to be talking – or at least mentioning – about it.
I wonder if it had to do with the fact that their audience seems to be dwindling? According to Time.com, there were 4 percent less people watching than last year.
I’ve heard the “explanation” that there are two envelopes and the “wrong” set was grabbed. But who is in charge of the envelopes? Who is in charge of the “grabbing”? In the past 89 years how is it that the “envelope giver” or the “envelope grabber” has never made that mistake (or was it not broadcast?)? So odd.
What do you think? Or more importantly, do you care?