This is a weak pitting, so please move the thread to Cafe Society if it belongs there.
Why are the Acadamy Awards so popular? It’s just a bunch of actors and actresses having a party. Nothing especially interesting happens, they just give out a bunch of awards. The obvious comparison would be to sporting events like the Super Bowl, the NBA Championship, and the World Series. I believe that there is a big difference between the two. Watching the Acadamy Awards would be like watching the trophy presentation after the game rather than watching the game itself. It just seems silly, a bunch of famous people we (most likely) don’t know patting each other on the back. What am I missing?
The annoyance on my part comes from two particular sources making a big deal about the Acadamy Awards. The fivethirtyeight website and Michael Smerconish on his satellite radio talk show. Their coverage of the Acadamy Awards has annoyed me.
Just to make it clear, I normally enjoy reading fivethirtyeight and listening to Smerconish, just not on this topic.