Then I grew up and realized that some very shitty movies win Academy Awards, even some shitty actors: Titanic, Gladiator, Platoon, The Piano, Marissa Tomei, George Clooney, Leonardo Dicaprio, Julia Roberts, Halle Berry, Roberto Benigni, Michael Douglas. What's worse The Academy Awards are self awarded. That would be like the baristas at your local coffee shop getting together every year and awarding each other queer little statuettes for best latte by a non-chain female barista, non caffeinated.
Trey Parker co-creator of South Park puts it pretty well into perspective, hat tip Kim du Toit:
“People wonder why we rip on celebrities, when all around there are pages of shit glorifying celebrities like Winona Ryder. And celebrities view themselves as the fucking Mozarts of their time. Even fucking Ray Romano thinks hes an enlightened individual. These people all think they’re enlightened artists and therefore speak for the country. But I haven’t met one celebrity who wasn’t a little bit fucked up. Actors and actresses are the worst, because they’re just fucking monkeys. Half the people in this country could do what they do but for some reason they think their opinion matters.”