Every year the Oscars come around and it is always one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the Hollywood calendar. More than movie releases, this is one regular feature that always captures an audience of over a billion viewers worldwide. So why does it hold such an appeal to a global audience? Here are 7 reasons why I love the Oscars.
1. The Fabulous Gowns
Of course we have to start with Oscar fashion. The Oscar red carpet has set the stage for all other events, providing an avenue for stars to be their most glamorous and beautiful in front of a global stage. It is always a pleasure to ooh and aah at all the extravagant and sometimes hideous gowns that the most famous and appreciated film stars show up in.
2. The Exciting People
The other fabulous part about the Oscars is that this is one place where you get to see all the exciting Hollywood stars. From the big money movie stars like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, to the more lovable respected ones like Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, this is the one show on earth where you can catch everyone in an informal and casual mood.
3. The Glittering Jewelry
Off late Oscar fashion has gone beyond the gowns to include the jewelry. Some of the most prominent jewelers today take great pride in having their pieces being worn by famous celebrities as they march down the red carpet. One usually gets to see some of the most impressive array of diamonds, rubies and other precious stones ever created.
4. The Red Carpet Interviews
This is another fun part about the Oscars, the little five-minute chats that some of the bigger stars have with members of the press on their way inside the big auditorium. This is where we get a good look at the gowns and the jewelry and find a reason to love our favorite stars even more as they chat informally about the event.
5. The Acceptance Speeches
The Oscars essentially celebrate dramatics and naturally the acceptance speeches by people of this industry can be full of drama. It is fun to see what each of them is going to say as they claim their statue. Some are supremely memorable, like when Roberto Benini jumped over the seats with joy. Others are highly dramatic like when Gwyneth Paltrow and Halle Berry spent a good 10 minutes sobbing on stage.
6. The Stage Performances
All the good shows have a couple of excellent stage performances that really complete the event. Who can forget Celine Dion’s magical delivery of the Titanic theme song or the captivating Slumdog Millionaire dance sequence? Both were definitely events for the memory books.
7. The Anticipation of the Awards
Finally one of the major factors that holds a great deal of the Oscar appeal is the anticipation of each award. As the nominees are called out, we all sit with bated breath hoping that our favorite gets the nod.
The Oscars have been going on for 83 years and it hasn’t lost its appeal yet. No matter how many award shows there are, this is the big one and will always find a place in our hearts.
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