The Academy Awards are meant to celebrate the absolute best movies in the industry, but the wrong choices win Oscars all the time.
The ceremony, often referred to as The Oscars, is one of the most publicized events in the entertainment industry. The awards are annually handed out by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and usually garner admiration and respect from onlookers. Fans can expect lengthy speeches, some huge surprises, and, hopefully, an interesting host.
Often, however, The Oscars are given to films that, for one reason or another, shock – and not in the best way. Many films that have won major awards have either not quite stood the test of time, or were up against competition that could be said to be much more worthy of praise. In the worst instances, some films have won awards that come across as either transparently political – behind-the-scenes campaigning, and self-congratulatory praise for bare-minimum progressiveness – or simply the wrong decision.