As fun as it is, there’s nothing more maddening than watching the Oscars. No one you really want to win ever actually does — it’s like the ultimate abusive relationship. You hope beyond hope that your favorite performace or movie gets credit but you know it never will. Yet every spring, you still tune in to cheer for your favoirites… and then go on the Internet after and complain about the results. You just can’t quit them.
The one area that the Oscars usually get it right, however, is with the honorary awards. In fact, the winners of the honorary awards are usually people that deserved Oscars 30 years ago so it was really about time anyway. This year, the academy is honoring Angelina Jolie with The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in November. While Jolie seems pretty young for the award, she has made it her personal mission to save the world with her humanitarian work and definitely deserves it. The lifetime achievement awards will be given to Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury, both of whom have had amazing film careers but have yet to win a prize. Steve Martin has hosted the Oscars so many times that he probably should have already gotten one by default.