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'Up in the Air' Writer Walter Kirn on the Oscars, an Event that 'Sucked Even Worse in Real Life Than on Television'

22 February 2013 1:02 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

For an insider's (scathing) prespective on Oscar night, read the New Republic's piece "Oscar Grouch: I'd like to thank the Academy for nothing," written by "Up In the Air" (the novel) writer Walker Kirn. Highlights from the piece below: The broadcast. I’d almost forgotten that’s what it was: an event in which the intended audience was elsewhere, in anonymous living rooms stocked with chips and wine. You knew this because of the time-outs for commercials that broke the show’s momentum every few minutes, reducing it to a series of short, lame bits that forced us—the supposed chosen ones, who were really just extras brought in to fill the shots—to cravenly, insincerely applaud a show that sucked even worse in real life than on television. Television. That’s where I ended up watching most of it anyway, out in the lobby, on a set above the bar, »

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