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Opening Arguments

No show for old men

Well, good:

The Oscars are a ratings dud. Nielsen Media Research says preliminary ratings for the 80th annual Academy Awards telecast are 14 percent lower than the least-watched ceremony ever.

I was a part of the vast majority that didn't tune in. If I want to see shallow, self-satisfied people congratulating themselves, I'll just go to the next Hoosier State Press Association awards banquet. You know what might have made a good show? If the writers strike had continued and they put the Oscars on anyway, with the presenters and hosts just saying normal things instead of scripted "wit."

Posted in: Film, Television