Sunday, February 24, 2008

Seat Fillers

The Acadamy Awards were on tonight, and you know what that means: corny jokes from the host, long and boring acceptance speeches that nobody really cares about and fast forward through, and the camera shots of all the people enjoying themselves there. Well, there can't honestly be that many stars, filling up all those seats; that's where the seat fillers come in.

I'm not sure when that tradition started, but as long as I can remember, there have always been seat fillers at all the major award shows. It is obviously done to make themselves (Hollywood) look better; the whole town is egocentric and pompous. Everything needs to be BIG!! and they don't seem to know how to do it any other way, but why can't they just be happy with George Clooney, Jack Nickelson, and Jessica Alba?


Mark@NTHS said...

i think you're exactly right or just save the spots for the people who are nominated and who have won or are atleast a seriosu actor liek jessica alba for example waht substantial work has she done? NONE shes only done stupid chick-flicks so why is she at the oscars and one of the most video time or jennifer garner for that matter why is she so tall and mighty so i agree with what are these seat filelrs fro

Stephanie H said...

I think these "seat fillers" might just be other hot shots, perhaps not movie stars, but big-timers all the same. A lot of people want to see the shows, and this is probably just a way to let more people get to. Sort of like a sports game, but way more classy.