Why I Can't Bring Myself to Care About the Oscars
The Academy's Changes Are Good, But Not Enough
Hey, friends. So, I wanted to take a moment to talk to you all about the Oscars. Now, I know what you're thinking. "Berin, you're a movie buff. How can you not be excited about the Academy Awards?" And, to be honest, I used to be excited about them. I used to care about who was nominated, who won, and who got snubbed. But, lately, I just can't bring myself to care.
Now, before you start getting all up in arms, let me explain. I know that the Academy is starting to address the long-standing problems with the awards, and that's a good thing. I applaud them for making changes and trying to be more inclusive. But, at the end of the day, it still feels like a popularity contest to me.
And, let's be real, the Academy has a long way to go before they're truly representative of the industry and the audiences who support it. I mean, come on, how many times have we seen the same type of movie win year after year? It's almost as if they're afraid to take risks and reward truly groundbreaking and innovative work.
But, even if the Academy did start awarding the most deserving films and filmmakers, I still don't think I could bring myself to care all that much. To me, what matters most is the art itself. It's about the stories being told, the performances being given, and the impact those films have on our lives.
So, while I may tune in to the Oscars every once in a while, I'm not gonna lose sleep over who wins or who doesn't. At the end of the day, it's the movies themselves that matter most to me.
I hope you’re doing well today.
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In my previous life, this was a yearly tentpole. These days, I don't even know when they're happening, because I focus more on the films and not at all in the awards.