Be an Oscars ostrich
DIE-HARD movie buffs will be well-acquainted with the bitter-sweet feelings surrounding Academy Awards day.
On one hand there are tearful acceptance speeches, well-rehearsed gags and tasteful montages of those who have passed away, not to mention the array of shiny statues handed out to award winners.
On the other hand, due to the inconvenient time difference, Tweed Oscar-lovers will be forced to wait an extra day before they can watch the official telecast.
The 83rd annual Academy Awards will be aired on channel Nine on Monday night at 9.30pm DST.
This means that short of hiding in a dark room, there are few ways to avoid hearing the winners’ names before the telecast.
Morning television and radio shows will be alight with news and gossip the morning after the Oscars, and are best avoided.
Website-based news sites can be easier to control. By not entering the entertainment sections, you should avoid spoilers..
Cinemax Cinema Kingscliff manager Stephen Buge is one Tweed resident who has already picked his winners.
“My pick for best movie is The Social Network. I feel it will do very well – it has already won some Golden Globes,” Mr Buge said.
Tips on how to avoid spoilers
- Don’t watch morning television
- Use websites or newspapers for news
- Avoid shops and cafes