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Five Hot Questions About the Oscars

Five hot questions about the Oscars

Welp, the Oscars are Sunday, Feb. 28. Red carpet interviews begin at 4 p.m. Pacific time, with the awards ceremony starting at 5:30 on ABC.

While we will be tearing down our booth at Custer’s Home and Yard Show, the biggest in Spokane, Chris Rock will be hosting the awards show. Entertainment Weekly has five burning questions for Oscar fans revolving primarily around women being nominated for supporting roles they think actually were leading roles (Alicia Vikander and Rooney Mara) and whether host Chris Rock will work the #OscarsSoWhite meme, the Satellite Guys have their own questions.

  1. Has anyone actually seen all of the movies up for best picture? The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room and Spotlight.

We’ve seen three. OK, actually two – The Martian, which was excellent, by the way, and Bridge of Spies because Tom Hanks is the man. The third one, Mad Max: Fury Road, we saw inadvertently by watching it over some lady’s shoulder on an airplane. Couldn’t hear it, and didn’t think we actually needed to while watching it. Couldn’t tell you why it has an Oscar nomination, but maybe you need to hear it to understand.

  1. Are you more likely to see a movie because of the Oscar nod?

Have to say we’re not sure on this one. We’re curious about Spotlight, mainly because it highlights the very best of what we think journalism should be – clear, objective reporting. But maybe that’s wishful thinking. The other movie that captures the Satellite Guys’ attention is The Big Short because, you know, housing bubble. Who did not get caught up in that mess?

  1. What’s to eat?

Really. It’s important. Kind of like Super Bowl party important. Here are some ideas on how to throw the perfect Oscars party from the Oscars website. The Satellite Guys tend to go with barbecue, beer and brats. Who knows, maybe we’ll go all out on some ideas from the Food Network’s movie night recipes, because nothing beats a Food Network marathon.

  1. What to wear?

This depends entirely on who’s coming to your party. No party? Then go with the comfy sweats and a t-shirt. Just family and a few friends? Keep the t-shirt, but substitute clean jeans for the comfy sweats. Big party with lots of friends and acquaintances? Clean jeans are ok as long as there are no holes and you didn’t just wear them to change the oil in your truck, but layer a nice button down over the t-shirt.

  1. Do I have to watch the whole thing?

Good news for us on the west coast with the time zone and all. If you live back east, you’d be up until midnight. Or more. The show is guaranteed to run at least three hours. If you have on the button down shirt, keep it untucked so you can unfasten that top button on your jeans after taking in the Food Network goodies.