Enjoy Awards Or Ignore Them

Today is the Academy Awards (aka the Oscars). It's easy to get drawn into debates over which winners were worthy and which were undeserving. Indeed, the media obsesses over it in the lead up to, and in the wake of, the awards. Invariably, the "debate" becomes less about praising art than tearing it down. Movie X didn't deserve to win over Movie Y because of A, B, or C. Singer X isn't half the artist that Singer Y is. I'm looking at you, Kanye (and a multitude of other amateur and professional critics alike).

The fact is these awards (Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys, etc.) are incredibly subjective. There will always be brilliant, but ignored artists. There will always be heavily produced and manicured artists that get the attention, sales, and accolades. So why not simply enjoy them all, celebrate the art, and move on?