We live in a time where Disney has a monopoly on my childhood. They are cross-generational and influential into all things I enjoyed in media growing up. I was raised on the classic animated films, then introduced to new ones like Aladdin and The Lion King. Eventually, they jumped into the future by using Pixar to make them even more relevant than they were.
If you read the list of nominees this year, or any year, and wondered, "I've never heard of these films," you're not alone.
Year after year, the Academy overlooks many of the top-grossing films of the year in favour of smaller films that play in far fewer theatres and make much less money.