So why do people continue to believe that the Best Film really is the best film? And why do actors, directors and the like continue to get caught up in the whole silly business, to the extent that they’re prepared to make simpering asses of themselves at the ceremony? I can only assume it must come down to large doses of ego and insecurity.
Meanwhile, I have little doubt that the Oscars phenomenon amounts to little more than an already wealthy industry finding a way to further publicise itself. If that is the case, an awful lot of people are being just a little bit taken in.