Do you care about the Oscars?

This year's Oscars seems to lack a lot of buzz to me. I've virtually heard no one talking about them, except for of course entertainment type shows, etc. Usually some friends of mine have an Oscar watching party and people enter a pool to win prizes. This year? None.

I was at a dinner party last night and the Oscars didn't even come up. Heck, we talked about the easement on the side of my house - but no Oscars. I'm a filmmaker too and they didn't really cross my mind.

The question is why?

My guess is that most "regular folks" haven't seen many, if any, of the nominated films. I've personally only seen "Juno", "No Country for Old Men", and "Atonement". Of course out of these films only "Juno" has been a hit, grossing over $120 million so far. Also I think the writer's strike might have put a bad taste in people's mouths for Hollywood in general. And of course for a while we didn't even know what kind of Oscar show there'd be if the strike had continued.

Are these the reasons? Maybe. Maybe not.

As a filmmaker I am interested in seeing who wins, but if I wasn't in the business I'd probably be watching a re-run of Gilligan's Island instead. Now that's entertainment. :)

-Blake


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Who Am I?

I'm a filmmaker who's produced & directed five feature films including the comedy SPILT MILK (available on iTunes), the new horror/thriller PHOBIA (on iTunes) and the action/thiller KILLING DOWN (which you can buy or rent at pretty much all the usual places).

I also created the Streamy and Webby award-winning web series PINK, which to date has been viewed online around 10 MILLION times at places like YouTube, Hulu, Koldcast and TheWB.com. And speaking of TheWB.com, I also produced and directed an online thriller for them called EXPOSED. It was released summer 2010. And most recently I created a new online sci-fi series called CONTINUUM, which is part of the online indie TV network JTS.tv - Just The Story and NOW available via VOD through indie platform Distrify.

Oh, and I don't shoot weddings. Thanks for asking though.

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