5 Legitimate Reasons For Straight Guys To Watch The Oscars

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Your girlfriend loves watching the Academy Awards…your gay friends love watching the Academy Awards…but you’d rather watch the action movies that hardly ever get nominated, right?

Actually, dude, the Oscars can be pretty fun. Ignore the inane red carpet interviews and tedious fawning over designer dresses. Here are some legit reasons for tuning in to this year’s ceremony.

1. It’ll Make Your Girlfriend Happy

Over the last few months, she’s had to watch the NFL playoffs, the NBA All-Star Game and a bunch of “Pawn Stars” episodes. Turnabout is surely fair play. Open some wine and tell her she’s prettier than any of the nominated actresses. You’ll soon be making your own acceptance speech in the bedroom.

2. Seth MacFarlane Is Hosting

His comedic stylings haven’t changed one bit over the years, and neither has your childish sense of humor.

3. You Can Bet On Them

Many guys are degenerate gamblers who can’t enjoy any sort of competition without a little “action.” The Oscars might not involve a game clock, but Vegas still lets you throw a few ducats on the participants. Just be sure to keep your cool when your long shot bet for Best Hair & Makeup doesn’t pull through with the upset.

4. You Enjoy Musical Numbers

And there’s nothing “gay” about it. Own your love of Kristin Chenoweth and her 50 fabulously choreographed performers. Plus, Adele‘s “Skyfall” theme is totally badass.

5. You Are Nominated & Actually Sitting In The Audience

Is your name Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro or Ben Affleck? In that case, enjoy the ceremony.

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Aaron Goldfarb (@aarongoldfarb) is the author of “How To Fail: The Self-Hurt Guide.”