I just don't get the hype about the Oscars. But that's probably because I'm not a big movie fan. The only movie I saw in the theatre last year was "Star Trek", and mostly because I wanted to take my boys to see what had been an icon of childhood TV for me. We bought "Up" and watched it at home and I loved it. But other than that, I don't think I was even tempted to see a single movie nominated for the Academy Awards.
I know--that makes me some kind of weird curmudgeon. I don't even watch all that much TV. Major exception: Red Sox baseball games and Dr. Who. How's that for a combination. LOL.
I would rather spend the evening curled up on the sofa with a book to read, or a notebook and pen, perhaps with some music playing than have the television blaring at me.
Perhaps it is because I'm not primarily a visual processor/visual learner. Unlike my husband and youngest son, I don't primarily render the world through my eyes. Rather, I take in other sensory impressions, experiencing the word both kinesthetically and with a poetic (metaphorical) mind set. Movies and television often overwhelm my ability to process the fast visual stream of images. With reading, I set the pace and get to decide what to dwell on, and how to experience the story.
So, true confession--I did not watch a single minute of the Oscars last night. The only reason I know who won anything is because of listening to NPR this morning. Does that make me seriously out of step with most of the US? Probably. I also didn't watch the superbowl. Not even the commercials.
Hey, I still love the feel of a book in my hands. How odd and out of touch is that?