As I mentioned in a previous post, I really enjoyed the Oscars last night. Apparently, the new format wasn’t enough to jolt ratings, and this TIME article talks about how the show can draw the public’s interest again.
I don’t agree with the author the OscarsÂ should turning into some American Idol-esque smorgasbord of public voting. Award shows should highlight quiet achievements as well as commercial successes,
It appears that the Oscars have the opposite problem that the Grammys do: The Oscars have a habit of choosing good films that few people have heard of, and the Grammys rarely chooses album/songs that are people haven’t heard ofÂ (the is especially a problem for the Hip Hop/Rap category. Lil’ Wayne and T.I. are talented, but no Black Milk? Foreign Exchange? Even Scarface had a good album this year).
How can the Oscars and Grammys improve? Share your thoughts.