Hi Everyone. Its awards season again, for some reason. The Oscars are on their way and Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards are back too. I’ve seen a numerous about of posts and videos from a of different members of the anime community explaining what choices they would make and why on the anime words. I’ve also seen a lot of complains about some Oscar snubs. Also, if you would have imagined it, there have been complaints about the Crunchyroll Anime Awards too. Who knew anime fans could be flustered so easily by something small as public and “official” opinions. All I can say about all this is you shouldn’t be annoyed or flustered by the fact that In This Corner of the World or A Silent Voice didn’t get an Oscar nod or even how so many popular anime series got an endless number of nods in different categories of the Anime Awards. Do you really need other people to like some of your favorite shows just as much as you to make you feel good? Don’t worry about that and keep your favorites close.
Looking at the Oscars specifically, I don’t really get the anger over it. Many of western movie fans or those of us who at least have watched some movies over the years know all of this shouldn’t matter in the first place. The Academy behind the Oscars is very detached from society at large. There is a reason why things like “Oscar Bait” movies exist. Movies who soul existence is just get an award and these movies are barely watched by the public at large. People have to go out of their way just to see a large variety of movies that have been nominated for the Oscars. I know that I may be detached from the Oscars themselves, because the last time I watched them was when Return of the King won everything forever, but that’s way it seems to be. Still, knowing all that, why should anyone be bothered that Boss Baby got an Oscar nomination over In This Corner of the World and/or A Silent Voice? I’m just Saiyan. The Academy is so detached from the public that they don’t care about animation general. That’s why it got a side category with different kind of shows jammed into it. Just don’t worry about the Oscar Nominations okay? Don’t let that bother you at all.
Speaking of Opinions, let’s cover the Anime Awards too. I’ve watched a few videos and posts complaining about quite a few shows appearing in a large variety of categories. Well, there might be a reason for that. Judges are people too. Each judge voted for shows that they think fit each category on the Anime Awards and to be honest, I think a lot of their choices make sense. I know that multiple characters appearing in each category from one show, which happened with My Hero Academia a few times, doesn’t make sense. March Comes in like a Lion and My Hero Academia are great shows that, in my opinion, deserve a lot of the spots that they were given. Maybe My Hero Academia will sweep the anime awards this year because of how popular is, but that doesn’t bother me. Not because I love it (because I honestly do), but because I know the shows that I loved from last year and I don’t need popular opinions from some sort of official/not official awards show to validate all of that. You can be like that too. If your favorites don’t win, don’t worry about it. A combination of public votes and judges votes doesn’t invalidate your own opinions.
I guess I don’t know how to end this discussion besides saying like what you like, don’t like what you don’t lie, and don’t force your opinions onto others. You can write your opinions and even share it in public, but don’t be a dick by trying to shove your opinion down other people’s throats. That’s about it really. I know that I have read and watched a few videos of content creators sharing what show they plan on voting for in the anime awards and I do find those interesting. I don’t feel like I am going to write one of those myself, but it’s interesting seeing other people’s points of view about those. (Maybe I will if I run out of blogging ideas). It’s like reading or watching hyper condensed reviews of different aspects of shows and I find that fascinating. Thank you for writing those. Anyway, until next time everybody!
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