Get ready for the Academy Awards

Published: Saturday, Feb. 25 2012 12:35 a.m. MST

Billy Crystal (AP)
What do George Clooney, gender identity crisis and silent film have in common? The 2012 Oscars. With a lineup like that, this could be the year the Academy Awards end their ratings skid and find a way back into the hearts of movie lovers everywhere. To help you get ready for the Oscars, Deseret News has put together this guide for everything from hosts and viewing times to who's up for best adaptation. Take it with you to this year's viewing soiree and you'll be the life of the party when you can name Michel Hazanavicius' birthplace or how many nominations Glenn Close has under her belt.
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John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

At this time of epidemic degredation of society, I call on all patriotic Americans to boycott the Oscars.

Modern Hollywood continues to crank out movie after movie full of violence and explicit sexuality, even in movies aimed at children. What is more, these movies attack traditional marriage and family at every turn.

The Oscars are nothing more than a celebration of this debauchery. Do not indulge in this immoral sleaze fest.

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

@John Charity Spring

Ditto on that. Rather than renting a DVD, borrow one from a friend. (Keep it legal, don't make illegal copies.) Hollywood gets a royalty on most video rentals and views from streaming sites like NetFlix. Just borrow a dvd from a friend and you can save money you will not be giving your money to Hollywood so they can just corrupt more people. No sense in financing our own destruction.

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