I know the networks wouldn't be able to sell as many commercials for 90 minutes versus 3 hours, but I'd get to bed at a decent hour and wouldn't yell, "I don't CARE what the sound effects guy does!!" at the television.
However, as some fellow-viewers reminded me, without all the behind-the-scenes folks there wouldn't be any movies. There'd just be a bunch of self-absorbed actors/actresses (actually, both sexes are called actors) in bare rooms doing crazy stuff.
Our workplaces and lives are like that when you think about it. Could any of us lead the lives we do without some of the behind-the-scenes folks?
And yes, I know some of them get on our last nerves, but what if we didn't have folks in restaurants, police, teachers, writers, software coders, the guys who put the lines on the roads, people who do medical tests, the folks who replace the toilet paper in the bathrooms at rest areas (what, you don't stop?!) or the paper in the copy machines at Kinko's.
It takes a lot of people to make the world go 'round. Giving the folks who don't get their due some credit every now and then is a good thing.
Sooooo, I guess the Oscars will continue to be 3 hours long. And I'll use fast-forward next year to watch just the good stuff.