Thank you thank you, that was extremely loud and incredibly close. Thank you.Billy Crystal, in his intro line at tonight’s Oscars, at the “Chapter 11 Theatre.”
The world’s top film honors are in jeopardy of losing their status as the second most-watched TV event in the United States behind professional football’s Super Bowl if they can’t lure more than 40 million viewers, which will be difficult given that silent movie ‘The Artist’ is this year’s big picture.A Reuters article talking about this year’s Oscars, which finds itself in the weird position of likely being the second-most-watched awards show of the year, after the Grammys got a massive ratings boost in the wake of Whitney Houston’s death earlier this month. Whaddya mean there’s no mainstream appeal in silent movies?
Mitt Romney’s real problem? He’s a candidate for president instead of best picture — and his super PAC isn’t the Weinstein Company, which knows how to drag an imperfect contender toward, and possibly across, the finish line.The NYT’s Frank Bruni, winning the award for best lede in an Oscars preview.