I didn’t see last week’s Academy Award presentation mainly because I think as Americans we spend way too much time celebrating ourselves.
An award for this, an award for that; it seems like there’s one for just about every activity that you can think of. And since they’re become so relatively common–maybe they’ve always been and I didn’t notice–that they feel progressively less meaningful.
And that’s not to say that they’re worthless, though they’re seem to be doing their damnedest to become so.
Then I heard about the Oscar snafu and wondered how it could have happened, especially since people of color having been overlooked by the Academy for a very long time now.
Though having seen the video below, I think I get it.