By acknowledging the accomplishments of low-budget filmmakers, the Academy broadcasts the value of smaller productions in Hollywood.
Considering the rich cinematic history of the Oscars and the sheer talent of the coveted filmmakers that have walked the red carpet, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences must understand that a Best Picture nominee should correspond to a similar recognition of the director.
"Holy Motors" spotlights the beauty of cinematography, even though this honed focus can only be achieved because of the relative absence of plot.
Now finding the next blockbuster entails making a stop at the comic book store and picking up the latest edition of a Marvel Comic or reproducing a movie made 30 years ago. No longer are the creative worlds of screenwriters coming alive in elaborate productions.
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