The award for… Oops!
Wow I haven’t watched the Academy Awards show for years. But I did last night! Surprise ending.
Last time I watched it, it was still a job for me. I was language advisor for the translation team at CNBC-E in Istanbul for the awards show. 6 or 7 translators and subtitle techs worked 12 hours nonstop overnight to get the show subtitled and on air.
Last time I did it, we were finishing off the last tape when the show was being aired. We finished like 10 minutes before the tape being aired was going to run out.
I would have loved, in a morbid fashion, to see the backstage reaction in the control room. Must have been just frantic. Whew, I have a few stories to tell. But those will be later.