The video reveals the main manipulation that underlies all modern major film awards, and first of all - the Oscars.
Ever wondered why film awards are needed? At first glance, the answer is obvious, to reward certain creators for their work and talents. Indeed, all these red carpets, camera flashes, statuettes, rave reviews are the awards that famous actors, screenwriters and directors receive for the masterpieces they create.
But then let's answer the second question - why publicly encourage all these people? Why arrange a huge and expensive show out of this process, in which dozens of major media outlets and hundreds of journalists participate? Here the answer will be more interesting - to set an example for other creators! Film awards and all the hype around them are needed to show all other filmmakers how and about what to make films. A film award is like a plaque of honor that hangs in the corridor of a school or enterprise, and encourages everyone to look up to the most hardworking and zealous.
Here are just photos of the best students who study the best on the board of honor. Or the so-called "Stakhanovites", who have the highest labor productivity. That is, both the first and the second are somehow evaluated and encouraged for diligence, development and the benefit that they can bring to the enterprise or the whole society. And what is the criterion for judging filmmakers? Why are they given all these statuettes?
This is actually a very serious question, which seems to lie on the surface, but in fact, it is never discussed anywhere. Let's pay attention to the same Oscar - although we are talking about almost all modern major film awards, since they are built on the same principle. It has more than 20 nominations for which awards are presented - for example, for the best male or female role, for the best script, direction, sound, special effects, and so on.
But at the same time, no one talks about whether the film, on which dozens or hundreds of people have worked, is beneficial to society. Perhaps the authors filmed immoral, deceitful, crap, saturated with a poisonous ideology of cynicism, selfishness, sociopathy, sadism, and so on. In this case, can we encourage the participants in the process, for example the same actors or editors, with awards? Logically, we cannot, but as the real practice of awarding the Oscars shows, this is exactly what is being done. Talents are rewarded regardless of whether they are used for the benefit or harm of society.
We could cite hundreds of such examples here, when antisocial and highly immoral films are encouraged by one Oscar or another, or even collect a whole list of figurines. But these will only be particulars. It is more important that you, as a whole, see and understand the entire absurdity of a situation in which the main criterion for evaluating art - its impact on society - is simply taken out of the discussion. As if it does not exist, as if it is not important, as if art and talents are valuable in themselves, and not within the framework of the goals for which they are realized.
The essence of deception: Hundreds of films are awarded film awards without assessing their impact on society
In the current system, it is quite possible to make a movie that glorifies, for example, Hitler, racism and Nazi ideology, or promotes cannibalism, LGBT people and any other perversions, and then advertise it to the whole world for the excellent acting, for excellent special effects, for great sound, for costume design, for anything! After all, you have as many as 25 nominations, choose any! Since in modern realities almost all major film awards are built precisely according to this false format, which allows advertising and encouraging base art, we do not indicate on the KinoCensor website what awards a particular film, actor, director received.We are not supporters of such manipulations and we believe that viewers should think with their own heads and evaluate the influence of the cinema themselves, not being guided by the opinion of clearly engaged authorities. In our opinion, this is a more honest position.