What were your impressions of the Oscars?
Interviews by John Murrow ; Photos by Greg Bezanis
“It was OK. I didn’t see all of the movies so I wasn’t too interested. I liked the song and dance numbers from the Oscars.”
23rd and Federal streets
“I hate the Oscars. I think this country devotes too much time, money, energy and effort into glamourizing Hollywood. I boycott watching it.”
Broad and Wolf streets
“I watched bits and pieces of it, basically the first 15 minutes. I wanted to see what Seth MacFarlane’s first time was going to be like. He made me laugh and he was funny, but I wouldn’t advise him to do it again.”
20th Street and Pattison Avenue
“I thought Seth MacFarlane was eh. I didn’t care for him too much. Billy Crystal had been doing it for a while, and it is hard to stand up to him.”
16th and Bigler streets
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