I'm enjoying the pre-Oscar Red Carpet Show on E! I love seeing the gowns and jewelry. The actual show itself is a snoozer. ;)
I haven't seen any of the nominated movies this year. My movie buddies and I fell out of our twice-a-month movie routine last year due to weather, work, illness, etc. We haven't started this year due to weather issues, but maybe we can get things going again. It didn't help that last year's crop of good movies was pretty thin.
I enjoy Oscar Night for that buzz of excitement and the gathering of Hollywood. I love going back-and-forth between the world of Fandom/Hollywood and my sports world, even though there are many similarities between them! I have never liked locking myself into one box. I prefer multiple fandoms, both movies and sports, and enjoy diner food as much as a four-star restaurant.
Why limit yourself? Is it a snobbish thing for some people? Wouldn't be caught dead watching anything but PBS or Mad Men or would NEVER watch any superhero TV show or movie? People look down their noses at certain entertainment (okay, reality shows might fit, heh heh) but so many fannish people diss sports, too. I like a world of variety, and what's more varied than watching the Hollywood elite try and say interesting stuff without a script? ;)
So sit back, get out your cheese and crackers, put your feet up and watch the glitz 'n' glamour! :)