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A friend asked me why I watch them. What do I gain from watching them? What's in it for me?
I have to say that this year's Oscars was disappointing. But it did deliver a bit.
I've always tried to see at least a few of the movies up for nomination. This year I probably saw less than I have in the past. I saw Bohemian Rhapsody, Black Panther and BlacKKKlansman. And actually I want to see all of the others nominated for best picture- The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star Is Born and Vice.
Watching the Oscars helped me to decide to want to see all of them.
Every now and then, an Oscar award winner says something worth noting.
Certainly Spike Lee's speech was one.
I also really liked Lady Gaga's acceptance speech.
And here's a brief collage of some of the best acceptance speeches over the years.
These are incredibly famous people. But they started as ordinary people with really big hopes and dreams. Seeing them reach the peak of their career, and the joy the experience is great.
Another feature of the Oscars, which may be a bit morbid, is the memorium segment of the Oscars. I guess I like them because they bring back a sweet memory of the people we lost. This year's was probably the worst ever. They may have given credit to more people, but they were unknowns. To their credit, the symphony orchestra that played the background was exceptional
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)