|Based on article: A classic Hollywood
cliffhanger will conclude Sunday's Academy Awards, and organizers hope
the suspense of an up-for-grabs best-picture race will be enough to keep
TV audiences tuned in through the finale. Hollywood's biggest party has
lost some of its lustre for viewers at home over the last decade, with
TV ratings on a general decline and smaller movies that fewer people
have seen dominating key Oscar categories. Fewer eyeballs on the movies
usually translates to fewer eyeballs on the Oscar ceremony, as the TV
audience feels less vested in the outcome. This time, though, the
best-picture race is as wide open as it has been in years, lacking the
usual front-runner or two that everyone just knows will end up winning.
www.cbsnews.com Date: 24th
Scene: At the bar of a seedy Hollywood Hotel.
Hag Actress #1: So how many Oscars are you up
for this year?
Hag Actress #2:
Hag Actress #1: Ooooh -
that's even more than last year.
Actress #2: Well some of us have got it and (looking Hag #2 up and down)
some of us most definitely have not.
Actress #1: Mmmm - so what makes you so special?
Hag Actress #2: Talent, beauty, charm, charisma,
popularity . . .
Hag Actress #1: Yeah - and legs that are so
prised open the bloody Queen Mary could sail right up!!