Originally posted by kentishWhen there was not a clear cut favorite, I like that they spread the love around. Two years from now, nobody will remember any of the winners, though.
Two years, two weeks, something like that. I still have not met anyone personally who saw any of the best picture nominees. I walked out on Crash (after about the 500th F word) and saw Capote. As far as I know, none of them except Brokeback played on my side of the river from Louisville. My friend at Great Escape 16 said they had 82 patrons all week for Brokeback there.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
Oscar Ratings Drop 8 Percent From 2005 By LYNN ELBER, AP Entertainment WriterMon Mar 6, 6:27 PM ET
ABC is in for a "Crash" landing in the Oscar ratings.
An estimated 38.8 million people watched the Academy Awards Sunday, down 8 percent from last year and the worst since 2003, according to Nielsen Media Research. Except for the 2003 count of 33 million viewers — when "Chicago" took the best-picture award — the Oscars hadn't dipped below 40 million viewers since 1987, Nielsen said.
The ceremony, where "Crash" won a surprise best picture trophy, drew a 27.1 rating and a 40 share. Each rating point is equivalent to 1.1 million homes, while the share indicates that 40 percent of the TVs in use last night were tuned to the awards.
Last year's metered markets had a 30.1 rating and 43 share, Nielsen said.
"Oh it's on like Donkey Kong." - Stifler, American Wedding
I saw all of the Best Picture nominees except Munich. I like Crash, but it was nothing special. Capote was OK, but his performance seemed too much like a gay combo of The Godfather and Bobby Hill. Brokeback was nowhere near as good as it was made out to be. It was more of a message movie.
I guess except that the film gets so much wrong that it starts to get distracting. And the fights are shot so badly that its annoying. I like Ebert's line "Although the fighters must duck and weave, why must the camera?" http://rogerebert.