So, here's the deal. Before recent history I would make it a point to watch the Oscars; not because I'm a regular film goer; I'm not. On average, I'll go to the movies to see some off-beat films but even those are infrequent because, frankly, the quality of movies has declined and the whole, see-it-on-the big screen has become a hassle. Too much heavy lifting.
Plus, I was never much into award shows. First, in the case of Hollywood, there's hardly any real movie stars that exist today. Maybe Jack Nicholson but even Jack doesn't do the Oscars anymore and Meryl Streep is in the twilight of her career.
The diversity issue and hullabaloo over that will have a central them on Sunday night and that's why my viewing with be confined to Chris Rock's opening monologue. I will watch that, because, like everyone else, I expect Rock to really trash the Oscars.
After Rock, it's switcheroo --and I have a feeling I won't be the only one.