Star of his own show
We can only assume that if this were a "regular" year in awards show terms, Sid Ganis would be happily blogging away about the behind-the-scenes prep and other run-up to the Oscars. You know, something like "Academy Awards Funniest Videos."
As it is, there's a lone post on the Academy president's "very first video blog ever" -- from nomination day early last week. Hey, coming up with Plans B, C and D takes time, people. (Word is that Ganis will resume his starring role in the vlog next week).
Meantime, he's given some indication of what The Not-So-Big Show would look like if the strike continues, the telecast has no WGA waiver and a picket line shuts out the starpower. It will center on:
"history and packages of film and concepts that are not normally ones that we would have for the show if we were moving straight ahead."
In other words, a Price Waterhouse-fueled snoozefest. May we suggest, in this case, a national drinking game with shots all around for every time the words "legacy," "grandeur," and "heritage" are uttered. Cheers!