Darwin’s theory of evolution is “…the process by which organisms change over time as a result of changes in heritable physical or behavioral traits” – apparently the Oscars, an odd organism unto itself, realized that it was time to evolve with the ever-changing landscape of poor ratings and real consumer tastes. Now, instead of the event being a self-indulged love fest for Hollywood’s A-listers – and a celebration of their politics, we now have a category for the everyman/woman/person… “Best Most Popular Movie”.
Okay, it’s actually called “Achievement in Popular Film” however it’s almost as dumb as my riff on it.
While I get that uncle Oscar needs to nod his gold-plated head to the reality of the box office, a category for “Achievement in Popular Film” feels like the whole Oscar experience, with it’s pomp and circumstance has finally jumped the shark.
One good thing may come out of this though… a Star Wars movie may finally get an Oscar for something other than a technical achievement award. That’d be nice.