The films that win aren’t generally popular with audiences. The masses (translated “we”) apparently don’t recognize which movies are worth going to see. They aren’t “arty” enough for those who vote for the awards. That’s okay. People involved with movies like Superman, The Avengers (and all the spin-offs), Maleficent, Frozen, Divergent, and other popular favorites are laughing all the way to the bank.
In fact, when a movie wins an Oscar, I wonder what’s wrong with it.
On the upside, Lady Gaga’s tribute performance of a medley of songs from The Sound of Music was a pleasant surprise. She can sing! And she wasn’t wearing a dress made of meat or metal! She kept on all of her clothes! And Julie Andrews herself joined Gaga at the end! It was, hands down, the best moment of the Oscars.
By the way, I think Chris Evans would make a wonderful modern Darcy. If you read Forever Yours, he’s my model.