All prizes are criticized due to the different tastes of people. Of course, not everyone agrees with the winner each year in each of the categories. But being the most prominent film awards in the field and major U.S., in recent years have been the target of a number of criticisms. One of the main criticisms has been that many award winning films for Best Picture have failed to stand the test of time. For example, the film of Cecil B. DeMille’s The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) is one of those films that have won the highest award, do not have the film weight is assumed. Moreover, some of the films considered cinematic masterpieces by critics, only managed to be nominated and failed to win the prize.The most obvious example is the 1941 film Citizen Kane, directed by Orson Welles, who despite having 8 nominations, only won the award in the category of best original screenplay, and is regarded by both critics and fans film, as one of the masterpieces of cinema. This film, along with The Godfather is one of the tapes from the list of top 100 AFI films. Also criticized the films winning the best film category, with few exceptions, dramas, romances, musicals, epics or films that deal with social or political issues. This will obviate genres like science fiction, westerns, animation or horror movies and comedy. For example, in the history of the academy, only a fantasy film has won the award for best film, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, and very few Westerns have won the prize.Even John Ford, a teacher at Western, won four and none were for films of this genre. As for the actors and actresses, who is criticized for consideration by the academy have to excel in dramatic roles before even having featured in comedic roles. Only five players have won the award for best actor playing comedy roles. In recent years, the validity of the Academy Awards has been questioned. Many of the directors considered geniuses of cinema (Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick, Charles Chaplin, Orson Welles, Steven Spielberg …) have never won the award for best director. The same has happened in significant opportunities for actors and actresses in popularity and prestige: Richard Burton, Liam Neeson, Harrison Ford, Deborah Kerr, Barbara Stynwick, Lauren Bacall, Cary Grant, Judy Garland, Greta Garbo, Eleanor Parker, among others, is won the award despite deserving it at different times, or were ignored when the nominations.They have also been described as racist. Until 2001, only six black actors had won an Oscar: Hattie McDaniel in 1939, supporting actress in Gone with the Wind (Gone With the Wind), Sidney Poitier, best lead actor for Lilies of the Field (The lilies of the valley) in 1963, Louis Gossett, Jr. Actor An Officer and a Gentleman in 1982, Denzel Washington actor for the film glory days in 1989 , Whoopi Goldberg as supporting actress in Ghost in 1990, and Cuba Gooding Jr., actor for Jerry Maguire in 1996. Finally in 2001 were awarded to African-American actor Denzel Washington for Training Day movie (Training Day) and color actress Halle Berry for Monster’s Ball.They have since been awarded several African American actors and actresses like Jamie Foxx, best lead actor for Ray in 2005), and Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland (The Last King of Scotland) and Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls, respectively, as actors character and distribution in 2006.

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