The First Annual Ethel Awards

ethelDo you ever feel like the Academy gets caught up on one or two movies each year and it (or they) end up winning all the awards come Oscar time, but then even a year later you can’t remember who won what, or even who was nominated? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. While the Oscars can be fun and/or entertaining while they’re happening—or a dead bore, depending on your tolerance for masturbatory exercises in self-congratulation—increasingly the winners are less and less memorable. I don’t think it’s because “bad” movies or the “wrong” movies are winning, I just think it’s because everyone gets hung up on one thing and the real gem(s) of the year slip through the cracks, only to re-emerge later, when the fuss has died down. Continue reading “The First Annual Ethel Awards”