The best commentary on the bollixed best picture Oscar

Well, that was nuts, even for Hollywood.

Let’s be clear: the Oscars were already a fairly ridiculous exercise. A cathedral of glamour and ego, the movie industry’s annual awards conclave is a bloated exercise of hype and self-satisfaction that takes as long to complete as the second year of medical school. This is, of course, why we watch it. An Oscars ceremony that isn’t too long, inane and occasionally infuriating—that’s not a proper Oscars, buddy!

Read more


Leave a comment
  • And they made amends for last year's omissions, and paid tribute to Steve Harvey even though he wasn't even there. Must have been those New Trier graduates.

  • "A bloated exercise of hype and self-satisfaction"? That was Trump's last rally.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Comes in second to the bloated exercise of hype and self-satisfaction that the media engages with its bunch of awards honoring themselves.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    Yes, but we know who is bloated (and also Orange). They said Faye Dunaway looked prettry good for someone that old. Shame she couldn't read.

Leave a comment

  • Advertisement:
  • Advertisement:
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Visit my new website

    I'm a freelance writer, editor and author. I can help you with a wide variety of projects. Check out my new website at

  • Subscribe to The Barbershop

    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

  • Dennis Byrne’s Facebook Fan Page

  • Like me on Facebook

  • Our National Debt

  • Twitter

  • Tags

  • Recent Comments

  • /Users/dennisby/Desktop/trailer.mp4
  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: