Here is a list of the top 20 movies of all time, courtesy The-Numbers.
|3||2012||Marvel's The Avengers||$623.2M||0|
|4||2008||The Dark Knight||$533.3M||2-Sound/Actor Suport|
|5||1999||Star Wars Ep. I:|
The Phantom Menace
|6||1977||Star Wars Ep. IV:|
A New Hope
|7||2012||The Dark Knight Rises||$448.1M||0|
|9||1982||ET: The Extra-Terrestrial||$435.1M||4-Sound/VFx/Score|
|10||2006||Pirates of the Caribbean:|
Dead Man's Chest
|11||1994||The Lion King||$422.7M||2-Score/Song|
|12||2010||Toy Story 3||$415.0M||2-Song/Animated|
|13||2012||The Hunger Games||$408.0M||0|
Revenge of the Fallen
|17||2011||Harry Potter and the|
Deathly Hallows: Part II
|19||2005||Star Wars Ep. III:|
Revenge of the Sith
|20||2003||The Lord of the Rings:|
The Return of the King
Out of this list of 20 films 3 are not considered Genre. Of the remaining 17, 9 didn't get a single award from the Academy of Arts and Sciences. In this list of 20 films only 2 received top honors of Best Picture and Best Director, so what relevance does the top awards show have on the world of film?
This year's Best Picture winner, Argo, was beaten at the Box-Office by 24 other films, 15 of which were Genre films. When Science Fiction and Fantasy create the best selling books and movies, why do we hand awards to products that generate 1/6th the sales? Like literary works the biggest awards go to obscure performances, not the best performing categories.
We need to look at other awards such as the Hugo and Saturn Awards for our brand of entertainment awards. Maybe we need a new presentation show, with the sparkle of the MTV Video Awards, but with a larger television audience than the obscure Spike TV Scream Awards.