To be honest I can’t think of many activities more futile than paying any kind of attention whatsoever to anything that comes from, is associated with, or purports to be about Hollywood (by which I mean the generic anglo entertainment industry largely centered in the USA). It’s almost entirely lowbrow, by-the-numbers, brain-dead pablum for the undemanding masses. No one should care what pampered self-indulgent birdbrained celebrities “think” and so the idea that any back-slapping self-congratulatory ceremony can be anything other than a cringe-fest is hilariously misguided. It appears we are so deep into self-referential virtue signaling and PC genuflecting that a great many people seem to have missed the memo entirely.

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