I was watching the Golden Globes last weekend - the only awards show I try to watch because booze is flowing and it's a lot more casual, plus we don't get stuck with awards that nobody really cares about like "Best Sound Editing" - and I noticed an emerging theme.
Actors and directors kept on thanking people for their 'bravery" and "courage".
Now, I totally respect what actors do, and I would never be able to do it. You can tell me about their "stunning transformation" into character. Commend them for their "mesmerizing portrayal" in a biography. Compliment their ability to "embody the heart and spirit of the film". But please, don't tell me they're brave and courageous. You're not going to war. And playing a soldier doesn't count.
But it got even more absurd as the night went on, leading to this Tweet that summarizes everything I would ever want to say on this topic:
Hollywood, stop it with the "courage" and "bravery". Just stop it.