Am I the only person in the World who cares not a jot for the Academy Awards

@p1kef1sh (45638)
February 24, 2008 8:43am CST
I have no interest in film award shows of any kind. But I do enjoy films themselves. When they televise the international accountants, Check out operators, bus drivers, awards ceremonies then maybe I will take a little more interest. What is is with the film industry that apart from telling us that they are brilliant, talented and employ the best looking men and women, they then have to vote each other "most gorgeous" too.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
24 Feb 08
I'm not interested either. I love watching films themselves, but I really don't care who wins what award or embarrasses themselves in their acceptance speech, or wears the wrong clothes, or whatever. I'd rather watch the movies not thinking about all that stuff, and just get lost in the story. :)
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
24 Feb 08
I just dislike all that mutual back slapping and the suggestion that the rest of us have such sad lives that we need to bathe in this love fest in order to feel better. On the subject of the clothes. Last year I took my daughter to London to buy her a ball gown for her end of school prom. For a laugh, we went to Harrods. There was a beautiful crimson dress that was a copy of one that Kiera Knightley had worn at some awards ceremony, and I admit my daughter would have looked beautiful in it (she'd look beautiful to me in an old sack). Anyway, it was £3,600 ($7,200) and felt like nylon. Now I am sure that there was a more technical and chic term for the fabric, but it was man made. Someone will buy it though. Daughter got a dress for £30 in the end.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
24 Feb 08
Wow, I can't imagine having that much money to spend on a dress. It's insane the prices they charge for things like that, even if they are copies of something worn by a celebrity! You're right, the whole Hollywood culture does seem to suggest that we all have such sad little lives that we have to follow all that stuff. The pathetic thing is that so many people DO follow it. I have coworkers who read all those magazines about celebrities and such, and I just don't see how it's that interesting. If I'm ever interested in hearing about something about celebrities, it's almost always charity efforts... because that's something I feel strongly about.
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@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
24 Feb 08
I have absolutely no interest in the Acadamy awards or the emmys or the Oscars I find them very boring. I do like to watch movies and tv shows but I don't care about the awards they get.
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
24 Feb 08
I have no problem with the films, or the actors. I just do not appreciate the luvviness that we are expected to lap up. Thank you for taking the time to reply.
@gemini_rose (16192)
24 Feb 08
No you are not the only one who has no interest, I dont either! It bores me, yes I do enjoy to watch the films and that, and I certainly admire some of the actors but thats about it. My husband was saying the other day that at one of these award things the runners up were getting goodie bag things with £40,000 worth of things in, can you believe that, its ridiculous.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
24 Feb 08
£40,000 goodie bag, for being good at your job in the eyes of your peers. Nearly twice the average UK wage. It's obscene I think. Thank you for responding.
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• United States
24 Feb 08
You aren't alone. I couldn't care less. It is enough that I spend $10 to see their movies and then another $20 to buy it on DVD. Why do they have to interrupt my prime time television to award people for their outstanding work in the film industry? They get paid enough. That is all the thanks and recognition they should need.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
24 Feb 08
Precisely. If you or I do a good job the boss might, and it is a big might, just say "well done. Good job". And don't we love it? But to televise the event. In fact I can see it now: Here's p1kef1sh, wearing a little something that he borrowed from a chain store in wool and nylon plush, that's just a tad tight round the waist. An ill matching tie and shirt. Steel capped boots. "I'd just like to say thank you to Pat and Mike for helping me dig this big hole, and to the girls from the 7/11 for bringing over my tea in the morning". Oh such happy days.
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I'm another one that doesn't care for the Academy Awards. To me all those people are so artificial and I don't know who a lot of them are any more. I also don't watch a movie just because A movie critic decides that a movie is good or bad. I have found that I like the ones that they recommend as being bad. The Academy awards is just so they can show off those skimpy so called dresses. I would like to see more go to the character actors and actress. I miss the times when The people that were the lower supporting cast were more interesting and looked more like the rest of us and not had to have plastic surgery to be so called beautiful.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
25 Feb 08
Yes, who are half these people. We are clearly deranged folk if we don't know that "Thelma Super Inflated Front - No Buns" is the hottest thing in Hollywood. Thank you for your post.
• United States
25 Feb 08
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, a proffesional honorary organization maintains a voting membership of 5,829 as of 2007. I understand how you may feel that the decisions are somewhat bias, as actors constitute the largest voting bloc, numbering 1,311 members (22%) of the Academy's composition. All AMPAS members must be invited to join. Invitation comes form the Board of Governers, on behalf of Academy Branch Executives Committees. Membership eligibility may be achieved by a competitive nomination or a member may submit a name based on other siginificant contributions top the field of motion pictures. Although winning an Academy Award usually results in an invitation to join, membership is not automatic. New membership proposals are considered annually. The Academy does not publicly disclose it's membership, although as recently as 2007, press releases have announced the names of those who have been invited to join. The 2007 release also stated that it has just under 6,000 voting members. While the membership had been growing until 2003, stricter policies have kept it's size steady since then. Nonetheless, perhaps the AMPAS is in need of a more varying member thought panel. Academy Invites 115 to Become Members. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. Retrieved on 2007-09-04
@p1kef1sh (45638)
25 Feb 08
Hello Sebastian. I think that you have missed my point. I think that the awards are a pointless piece of trivia in my life. I dislike the fact that the film industry thinks that I want to watch overpaid, indulged actors being told, largely by other members of their own profession how wonderful they are. I don't find it entertaining or remotely useful in my life. But I accept that you might and thank you for your data, that made for an interesting read.
@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
25 Feb 08
Nope, could care less. They get to much attention as is.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
25 Feb 08
D'accord. You are completely correct.
@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
25 Feb 08
Well I am with you there, I could give a hoot about it all as well. I find it far more entertaining to be here on mylot, then watching all the pomp and circumstance. To many people with too much money, just sitting around and patting themselves on the back, boring and really I just can not relate.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
25 Feb 08
Thank you. I agree entirely. Now the myLot awards - what would they look like?
• United States
25 Feb 08
No, you're not the only one... Honestly, I love the films, but I'm sickened by the salaries these people pull down per film. If that's not bad enough, why would I want to watch an award show that does several things. First, it shows a bunch of beautiful people who paid more for the dresses or tuxes than I spend on my mortgage in a YEAR...a further reminder of just how much money they have. Then it hands out awards, which I don't always agree with the winners, but guarantees that that winner will have an inflated salary the following year. Why? When it's a popularity contest and not really about talent. (Sorry but I think Joaquin Phoenix should have won the Oscar for Walk the Line...not the idiot from Capote...What a stupid movie! But the "industry" has issues with Phoenix, so no, they can't give him a major award like that...) I'll watch the films and that's about it. The glitz and glamour of "celebrity" life just makes me sick...Especially when they start complaining about lack of privacy...
@p1kef1sh (45638)
25 Feb 08
I cannot even manage to care whether anyone one. Thank you for replying.
@kbourgerie (8780)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I agree. I can't remember the last time I watched any of these type of award shows. Not to say I don't think they deserve it. I like to watch a good movie, but actually watching them in all their finery doesn't do a thing for me.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
25 Feb 08
The movies are fine, it's the mutual love in that gets my goat.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
24 Feb 08
I never bother with them either, call it my cynical side but all these awards and things I think half the time the votes are rigged and it's totally fixed. What used to annoy me was the phone in votes, I mean that was a licence to print money and millions would ring up and they knew the result before the votes came in anyhow! I enjoy the films but Brit Awards, Grammies, whatever, I never tune in, just doesn't float my boat, I am not a big tv person anyhow. With all the stars flaunting themselves and how good am I, that I can do without!
@p1kef1sh (45638)
24 Feb 08
I am with you all the way. I don't begrudge the stars their fame and fortune, I just don't want to be told how wonderful they are every five minutes. There is a whole genre of magazines given over to this vacuous subject. Haven't people got better things to do with their time?
@mrsjbelle (1641)
• United States
24 Feb 08
I dont care not a "jot" either lol