Taste is subjective, and if your taste in films doesn’t tend to line up with those of the MPAA, that’s fine. Go see movies you like.
On the other hand I loved American Hustle - it was one of my two favorite films from last year, along with Blue Jasmine. I was underwhelmed by 12 Years a Slave and disappointed it won BP. But that’s not the first time I’ve disagreed with the Academy - in fact I disagree with their winner most years! But I can usually acknowledge that the list of nominees they come up with usually includes mostly films I will like. (I liked Dallas Buyers Club but mainly because the main actors were so good. Gravity was just okay but was a brilliant technical achievement - not unlike Avatar).
I’m on board with the Gladiator hate, though.