For a long time, I've wondered why so many poeple watch something with such little importance? It really amazes me and the pomp & circumstance that accompanies this fiasco embodies much of what is wrong with our culture...in my opinion of course. It's just awards for Hollywood, not an international peace summit. Oscars aren't up there with Nobel prizes. Just a bunch of people who are about as important as any of us. They're just more recognizeable and better looking after cosmetic surgery. Anyone else think it's all over-blown?