Award show season has begun. We've already had the Golden Globes, the SAGs and the Grammys. Just this week the nominees for the Academy Awards were announced. I love this time of year.
I love the fashion. I love the wacky special numbers. I love the failed attempts at humorous intros. I love the crazy pairings they usually bring out for musical numbers. I love it all.
What I don't like are the acceptance speeches. Does that make me a bad human? Seriously. I was excited to see Jeff Bridges with the Golden Globe but I really don't care who he wants to thank. I don't need to hear a list of people I don't know, don't care to know and/or never will hear anything about again. I have no desire to hear you praise God, your director, producer or anyone else for that matter. I don't want to see your teary eyed spouse in the audience. I understand that this is the most important night of your life...but it isn't mine.
I know. I suck. But it's just so dang boring. I'm an instant gratification girl. If you put all those acceptance speeches together that's probably at least an hour of my life I'll never get back. Rarely, very rarely, there's a funny one that I'll enjoy. But for the most part I flip to another channel during the speeches and would miss it even if everyone was freakin' hilarious.
So while I'm very excited to watch the Academy Awards, I'm hoping there's something else interesting on TV that night so I can avoid those painfully boring minutes.
Do you watch award shows? Which is your favorite? What's your stance on acceptance speeches? Are you pulling for anyone specific this year?
P.S. Every year I promise myself I'm going to watch all the Best Picture nominees. I never do. This year there are 10 - count 'em - 10. There's no way. I don't think I've seen a single one of them either.