Maybe more tuned in this time around because of the novelty of it being right after the writers' strike. Dunno. But I'll tell ya what. Once you get out of SoCal and NYC, nobody really cares about the Oscars. We don't care how celebrities dress on the red carpet. We don't care whether or not Jack Nicholson finds the jokes humorous.
In fact, Jack Nicholson is everything that's wrong with the wealthy celebrity.
Long story short. You're not better than we are just because you have fame and money. In fact, it makes you shallow. The fact that you think you're better than the rest of us because of your fame and money is exactly why we don't care about the Oscars.
Get over it. Enjoy your evening of awards, but quit wasting our time by broadcasting it on TV, ok? My company's award banquet is in early December. Maybe we should broadcast it and hype it up and shove it down the throats of the wealthy celebrities?