season is upon us, and it's time for Hollywood to give itself a pat
on the back. As 2002 teen choice award winner Matt LeBlanc will
attest, any prize is nice to have – but if you're an actor, you'll
be wanting to get that Oscar.
academy award is the grand prize of film, and the venerable pannel
wouldn't just give the little gold baldie out to any old claptrap.
No, we can rest assured that, each year, and in each category,
justice will be done. Or so we'd hope, anyhow.
unfortunate truth is that sometimes peculiar decisions are made.
Whether that be a flavour of the month film that is showered with
praise at the time but ends up on the cultural scrapheap, or a prize
given to an individual to make up for said individual not
winning a prize previously, the awards process is almost guaranteed
to generate controversy.
before you are the ten head-scratchingest, most logic defying choices
made by the Academy's esteemed committee. The type of decisions that
make you wonder if they bothered watching the films – that make you
query whether an awards show for something so subjective is even