On my mind: The Academy Awards
Just think back to five years ago.
Seth MacFarlane was the host and his first sketch was “We Saw Your Boobs” in which he named actresses whose breasts were visible in one of their films. And that was supposed to be one of the show’s highlights!
Yes, there even was a Harvey Weinstein reference back then…
Of the five supporting actress nominees, MacFarlane said “Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein.” Think of how much more meaningful it would have been if he had focused on Harvey’s behavior, versus that of the actresses. Something like “Sorry Harvey, there goes five women who can reject you without ruining their careers.” MacFarlane could have been remebered for saying something that mattered, versus the jackass who joked about domestic violence.
Let’s hope we never go back to that.
The 2018 Golden Globes Awards set the bar fairly high, let’s see what the Academy Awards and Jimmy Kimmel can deliver.
Can we update the red carpet as well?
Wouldn’t it make more sense if each actor and actress (i.e., their assistants) submitted information on their clothing and accessories at the beginning of the red carpet? The Academy could just live-stream or tweet the information, allowing the interviewers to focus on more substantial questions for actors and actressses.
And let’s hope there are no more envelope mix-ups…