Well that was a non-event. Not a single surprise: We already knew who was going to win.
James and Anne: We still love you but don’t do that again.
So I thought of a plan to save the Oscars. I expect it to be ignored like my previous suggestion to have all the nominees, presenters, guests style themselves.
This is my plan: Don’t have nominees. Have the Academy members fill out blank ballots. Then they can have their own opinions instead of repeating those of critics and colleagues. Other award-giving bodies can go ahead and hand out trophies–they could be a guide to voting.
And we won’t know who the finalists are until Oscar night itself! Exciting!
No one will go for this.