Winning a little golden trophy is cute and bless his heart, DiCaprio deserves one considering how much he cares.
But here’s the truth: no one wins this year. Why? Because this is the year the Oscars go under. Next year there’ll be guaranteed “diversity” (deliberate, artificial obligatory nominations based on race and potentially gender), thus taking away the actual authenticity and prestige of the award across the board. The minute you make a designated, obligatory spot for a demographic you instantly rob your award of its meaning, of its value. This is not opinion, this is fact. If a solely merit-based award all of a sudden gets hacked down to a “check your skin pigment” award, it’s now based on something other than merit and is thus less valuable as an outstanding achievement award.
Do I have my gripes with this year’s nominations? You bet. But we all do. Whining and making them pull strings behind the curtains to instill unspoken quotas is NOT the way to go about it.
But what do I know, I’m just #whitesplaining.
That’s code for logicsplaining in 2016, I guess.