The day after the night before – Oscar
frenzy is at its peak. But having caught a glimpse of the red carpet on TV, I felt sorry for some of the journalists making their reports.
If actors are lucky enough to win, everyone concentrates on the speech. It’s what millions of people around the world will watch when everything is edited down.
Arriving for the event, and leaving afterwards – it’s a different story. Many rush past, ignoring reporters at every turn. If they do stop, you often get the sense that they just don’t want to talk.
There are of course famous exceptions and not every actor is the same. However, at every big film event, there will always be a harassed reporter trying to remain calm while tracking down actors who simply don’t want them around.
Some actors call people who aren’t in the business ‘civilians’, like they’re all on a secret mission codenamed CELEB. Don’t get me wrong, I love watching films and the fact that actors are recognised for their hard work. But it’s not rocket science. It wouldn’t take much for actors to acknowledge the existence of people outside the VIP areas.
After all, its their reports that many film fans will see.
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