Look, if you want to see The Hobbit, The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, The Cabin in the Woods and The Hunger Games score big, go to People’s Choice Awards or the MTV Movie Awards, they are for people like you. The Academy Awards are honoring artistic films with more on the mind than pure entertainment (yes, Chris Nolan is a fantastic director and all, but comic book flicks and horror shows aren’t meant for this kind of honor, sorry to say). The Academy Awards reward important films by important directors, which is why it isn’t for the masses. No wonder you don’t know half of the nominated films, you probably only watched a couple of movies last year. But we are many who watch most movies (one way or another) that come out every year, and follow the Oscars closely. We appreciate films as an art form. It’s fine if you didn’t like Amour because it was depressing (you probably didn’t even watch it). But please don’t show up everywhere on the internet, whining about the snubs you are clearly biased for. As I mentioned, there are Awards shows for the masses. But those are not the Oscars. There are dimensions between the two. This is just a reminder to the average moviegoer, that he or she shouldn’t care that much for the Oscars if he or she doesn’t care much for the film business either. The People’s Choice Awards are clearly more important for you.
Guys, don’t look at this post as flaming or hating on the average moviegoer and the masses, and please don’t call me a snob or a hipster. I am just a fan of cinema who respects the work of our directors, and films as an art form. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t like a movie, there are other movies for you. Every year thousands of people, including myself, endure the massive outcry that is produced by the public on every possible site on the internet, when the Oscar nominations are announced. And I’m sick and tired of people claiming Joss Whedon got snubbed while Michael Haneke is a piece of trash, even though they clearly didn’t see his movie.
Again, this is not an attempt to start a flamewar, nor is it any kind of attempt to insult the mainstream audiences or elevate more serious audiences.