Let's recap. As I predicted, Skyfall won the best song at the 2013 Academy Awards. It was as predictable as sunshine in Southern California on July 4th. It was hardly rocket science. In an industry that prides itself on being creative even though it's only itself that believes it is creative, they simply used the concept of it's your turn to pick it's winners. While the other categories throughout the evening reeked of political correctness with selections that were based in paybacks and buyouts, the selection of a James Bond song after so many losers in a row was pretty much a no brainer.
In actual fact, the entire affair, of which I couldn't watch because of my own self-respect, was about as disgusting and devoid of creativity as anything I've ever seen. When the politically correct Hollywood allows some guy no one has ever heard of to host and then do a song about women's breasts, you have to really wonder if there is any morality or sense of morals within Hollywood. Tell me, what do women's breasts have to do with entertainment? Everything in Hollywood these days since there is no creativity left. It's all about cheap jokes, boring stories and in a capsule this was best represented by the industry itself.
As for the performances, I have to admit, seeing the replay of Shirley Bassey singing the Oscar loser, "Goldfinger" doing a reprise that would rival the original was the highlight of the night. At 76 to still hit the same basic notes and have enough vocal integrity to perform at a level that was so far superior to all the so called stars of the modern age, perhaps some should take note. She was poised and professional and owned the room!
I will be keeping this brief because in all honesty, I won't waste time recapping that which really was a capsule of all that is wrong within the world today. As I said, when you, on your biggest night worldwide, feature a man singing about women's breasts and then want people to listen to you about the virtue of political correctness and how women should not be treated like pieces of meat, etc..., well, can you say hypocrite?