Why Should The Oscars Be Toned Down?

“If someone had planned to honor the best works in classical music or the visual arts this weekend, it’s unlikely anyone would complain that celebrating such art is in bad taste when a war is being fought. Yet movies are perhaps the greatest American popular art form as well as one of this country’s most influential, lucrative exports, and the Academy Awards ceremony ostensibly exists to recognize what’s best in the field. So the problem is… ?”