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March 5th, 2010
11:18 AM ET

Oscar needs a sense of humor

Elvis Mitchell
Special to CNN

 
In his poem "Style," Charles Bukowski says that it's better to do a boring thing with style than a dangerous thing without it.

Often, it feels like the Academy Awards manages an odd marriage of both elements: a boring thing without style.

But this year, in going back as old-school as it can - that is, without making the ceremony a drunken, restraint-free luncheon at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; in other words, the Golden Globes - the Academy has done something to make the Oscars a lot more interesting.

Returning to naming 10 nominees for best picture is a rousingly smart idea, though those sweating through their Harry Winston loans after several hours of what are laughingly called festivities at the awards presentation might not agree.

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  1. Denise Barlow

    I'm actually looking forward to seeing the Oscars this year. Plenty of good movies and worthy nominees.

    March 5, 2010 at 1:41 pm |