I don’t know about you, but there is only one award show I look forward to every single year. The Academy Awards make me transition from someone who watches TV in snippets while picking up stuff or folding clothes to a person who is completely focused on what’s unfolding on the screen.
I love movies, and that includes everything from old movies based in the 1930’s to new movies tricked out with CGI. I love actors and actresses, from Carole Lombard to Robert Downey Jr., and if there is a movie on my TV at any point, I’ll watch it. I might not sit down while I watch it, but I’m still see it with at least half an eye.
That’s why the Academy Awards appeals so strongly – where else can you get a taste of the glamour, mystery, and magic of the movies while still sitting on your comfortable couch?