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TechnoGram
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Icon 3 posted March 17, 2002 12:46      Profile for TechnoGram     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
... the oscar broadcast. Here's a breakdown of the show:
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Of all the prestigious awards that the entertainment industry gives to itself in humble recognition of its own sheer fabulousness... there is none so prestigious as the Oscars.

That's why an estimated 40 billion people will tune in this year to watch the Academy Awards show, which begins at 5 p.m. (Pacific) on March 24, with the climactic announcement of Best Picture scheduled to be announced at 8:30 p.m. (Pacific) on March 28.

Yes, it will be 99 hours of nonstop entertainment, ''Hollywood-style,'' broken down as follows:

Movie stars reading spontaneous banter from teleprompters: 6 hours, 37 minutes.

Shots of the always fascinating Jack Nicholson sitting in the audience: 4 hours, 19 minutes.

Jokes involving Enron: 1 hour.

Memorable, unscripted moments: 3 minutes.

People you never heard of thanking other people you never heard of: 87 hours.

Of course, this is the ''best case'' scenario; usually the show runs long.


more breathless [er: make that deathless] prose on the broadcast here.


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Sir Aureus
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Icon 4 posted March 17, 2002 15:52      Profile for Sir Aureus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
40 billion people? what planet are you talking about? ^_^

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The Pope of Perl
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Icon 1 posted March 17, 2002 16:48      Profile for The Pope of Perl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Maybe you get counted more than once if you're watching it on multiple TVs.

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TechnoGram
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Icon 10 posted March 17, 2002 18:56      Profile for TechnoGram     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Sir Aureus:
40 billion people? what planet are you talking about? ^_^


planet hollywood of course

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spungo
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Icon 10 posted March 18, 2002 02:50      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
TechnoGram -

there was an omission (I beleive) in the list : you forgot the 23 hours of audience clips of losing nominees trying very hard not to look resentful.

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TechnoGram
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Icon 1 posted March 18, 2002 07:29      Profile for TechnoGram     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
TechnoGram -

there was an omission (I beleive) in the list : you forgot the 23 hours of audience clips of losing nominees trying very hard not to look resentful.


well, according to the press coverage i've read:

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The producers have tried everything to pick up the pace, including, last year, sharpshooters.


perhaps that's why the article didn't mention them...

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spungo
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Icon 10 posted March 18, 2002 07:35      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Lol, TechnoGram.

I just hope this year sees some statuettes for LotR - I'm not really much of a geek, but I absolutely loved it. I shall be most upset if it doesn't pick up some metal, esp. for Sir Ian McKellen and Peter Jackson.

Hot tip for a mega-gush moment? Odds on that this year's Gwyneth Paltrow over-acted schmalz award goes to Nicole Kidman.

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