- Ignore it most of the evening
- Watch the 10 p.m. news on another station
- Turn on the broadcast after that
And by doing so, I got to see who won Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Picture. And I didn't have to endure any of the rest.
I haven't seen Argo yet, but I intend to. The people I know who have seen it have generally liked it. I didn't see Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook," but I did see "The Hunger Games" and she was very good in that. And I'll get to "Lincoln" eventually. It was probably embarrassing for Lawrence to trip and fall on her way up to get the awards, but given the bizarre design of most evening gowns, it was almost inevitable it would happen to someone.
I'm guessing the one thing that probably will raise the ire of conservatives was the way the broadcast injected Michelle Obama into the festivities at the end. Of course, people forget the stellar job that Pat Nixon did in announcing that "The French Connection" won the Oscar back in 1972, or the star turn of Mamie Eisenhower in providing the award for Best Supporting Actor to Anthony Quinn in "Lust for Life" in 1957. People, you have to respect precedent.
Mrs. D did watch most of the show at an Oscar party she attended. She didn't like Seth Macfarlane very much. Neither did this dude. I guess my approach was the right one.