The Academy Awards decision process can often be frustratingly arbitrary. Actors are apparently gifted Oscars for political decisions rather than actual merit, with some seemingly winning either as reparations for prior snubs or just for having played someone with a hard life. In these instances there is almost always another actor who was overlooked for the great work they did, and as pointless as the Oscars are - it's a lot of patting on the back, after all - it's a damn shame they didn't get the recognition they deserved. Although admittedly it's not like the luminaries who comprise the Academy have a What's App group chat where they all plot and plan who the winners of the awards will be, you can sense the workings of their decision-making. The kind of process that leads to Marlon Brando winning an Oscar for simply having the wherewithal to stuff cotton wool in his cheeks. Much like Highlander, unfortunately, there can be only one - it just sucks that the Academy usually picks the wrong one.