Ever since the Academy first got together in 1921 on a Friday night at Chris' house to watch films, it's been surrounded by controversy and upset.
No host? Too many hosts? Not enough people in suits and dresses? Too many speeches? Where were the entrees? Melissa McCarthy arrived late! These are all things my Grandmother said to me about her 91st birthday, but it applies here as well.
What has been met with resounding affirmation, however, unmarked with the controversies that have plagued films like ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Green Book,’ has been the unveiling of a new category of film by the geniuses at the Academy.
For 2019, the Academy will finally award the ever-important ‘Best Movie People Tell You To Watch But You Never Will.’
It fits that perfect niche of films that you know are good, but watching them are such an effort and it's just easier to watch a whole season of Brooklyn 99 instead.
This year, contenders for the award include Green Book, Roma, BlackkKlansman, The Favourite, and, to be honest, pretty much anything that isn’t Black Panther (superhero movies are fucking sick).
But the little gold man trophy ultimately went to Green Book, which I might get round to seeing at some point if I have a free Sunday afternoon.
Although, apparently The Good Place is worth a watch.
Hm. More to come.