The New York Film Critics have been giving awards for ages, but we’re at the point as a society where we could just start inventing awards shows and casually mentioning them in conversation and no one would bat an eye. Try it at lunch tomorrow! “Did you see that Cate Blanchett is getting the lifetime achievement award at the Manhattan Film Awards? I’m so excited for her outfit.” Or, “The red carpet at the American Cinematic Achievement Awards is going to be a mess this year. Anthony Scaramucci is hosting!” Or “did you watch the Film and TV Exceptionalism Awards last night? Peter Morgan gave a really irritating speech. Oh, people usually call it the Exceptionallys? No? Hmm.”

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