No, the Academy Awards aren't perfect. There are always flaws.
The actors and actresses (excuse me, they're all actors now) can be pretentious, haughty, arrogant and redundant.
But ask yourself this: How many movies have you watched in the last year? How many trips have you made to Blockbuster and how many red envelopes have you resealed and sent back to Netflix?
Hollywood plays a big role in our lives, filling our idle time with laughter, tears and wonderment. Movies were our first date, one of our first clues that there was a bigger world outside our zip code.
Year after year, these actors fill our screens to help take the sting off a bad day while giving us fodder for endless conversation and debate.
Who cares if the host was too tame and some of his jokes were lame? Who cares what so-and-so was wearing? Who cares if the acceptance speeches got a little long?
Who cares about their politics?
Movies are a big part of our life. Let the actors have their night.