Monday, 23 February 2009

Poll Results: The Oscars are this Sunday. Where will you be?

Over 90% of us were watching the Oscar last night, the majority of us were at home (42%) or at a party or Oscar event (28%) or even the host of the event (7%). Only 14% decided to check in periodically and 7% were not going to watch.

There certainly was a different vibe this year and overall seemed to be received well. I was thrilled only 1 time did the music swell someone out of a speech (where there were 3 winners). Hugh Jackman was a great host but other than the musical numbers it felt like it ran without a host. My only big beef was that the 'In Memory' montage the camera was swerving all over the place on the montage. It's a montage - let the images speak for themselves and keep the camera static.

42% - Watching at Home
28% - At an Oscar Party/Event
14% - Checking in Periodically
7% - Hosting an Oscar Party/Event
7% - I'm Not Watching the Oscars

Thanks for voting!


Suzie Ridler said...

That's interested it felt like the show wasn't hosted! I'm glad they're not cutting people off as much, that may make me watch them on a more regular basis. They were caring more about the commercial breaks than the winners and that is not why people watch an "awards" show.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I think the music cutting people off previously was done to keep the show from running to long, as oppose to fitting in the commercials.

This year they saved time but presenting similar awards together: Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Film Editing and also they did Makeup, Art Directions and ...oh either Cinematography or Visual Effects together. But they added more songs and the 'a year in... animation, romance, etc'.

I still find it odd if people complain about the length of the show, I mean - it's only once a year!

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