January 15, 2013
Like many a movie fan, you’re confusing the Oscars with the Nuremberg Trials. Academy Awards aren’t about justice. They’re about self-congratulation and a ginormous awards show aimed at garnering as many viewers and sponsorship dollars as humanly possible. Nothing wrong with that, of course. But let’s not spend all of our outrage in one place.
“Hitchcock never won one for Best Director either, and he’s the greatest director in history,” posits Rob Weiner, film historian at Texas Tech University. “How do you explain that?”