Yep they’re arbitrary, often dumb (what about Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane losing to How Green Was My Valley (me neither) in 1941) and, as #OscarsSoWhite
so trenchantly reminds us, frankly totally embarrassing when it comes to diversity. But here, a tribute to the people who, in ways big and small, fucked some shit up at the podium. The world, as Fiona Apple reminded us in her acceptance speech at the 1997 VMAs, is bullshit. But sometimes a person can seize a few minutes at a podium to counter just a bit of that bullshit. Does include Halle Berry. Does not include Adrien Brody sexually harassing, oh I'm sorry "kissing" Halle Berry in 2008.