Additionally, the musical numbers were mostly forgettable. Best Song, for now, can be reduced to three nominees.
Reza wrote:Mister Tee wrote:So, I was busy crafting Who'll Be Back? and didn't have much time to reflect on the show after it passed...but I find one thing puzzles me in retrospect. I could understand (even while I disagreed with) most of the changes these new producers wanted to make. But why on earth did they want to jettison the tradition of last year's acting winners presenting to this year's? At least three of the people involved are as big names as most of the evening's other presenters. And why, even when they were shamed into including them, did they insist on double-teaming them, rather than letting each give out a corresponding prize? Was the opportunity to showcase Charlize Theron that much bigger a deal than Allison Janney? (If it were, you'd think a lot more people would have gone to see Tully.)
I think they crammed the four previous Oscar winners into those two slots to allow all those "new faces" a chance to present. Those new faces, I assume, was their idea of catering to today's youthful audience who are more familiar with faces from tv than any of the old stars from yore......yore being a period longer than ten years considering the attention span of most of today's young movie going public.