So that's the only reason? Because it's good for your career
Why does recognition matter though?
I'm not trying to be a troll or argue for the sake of looking cool but, I've posted this on another article on here too:
It has no real relevance
Also, if you want recognition, what happened to being just proud of your work?
And if you want to celebrate films, why in such a niche way? These big awards ceremonies don't celebrate 95% of the market at all, film festivals do this in a much better way and far broader way.
I still fail to see its relevance at all. We have film festivals for this, which celebrate a far broader spectrum of films and offer praise and recognition to not just a few stories that have been told.
It's a contrived mess which celebrates such a niche and minute part of the industry it becomes a mockery of itself almost.
But why does this matter, at all?!
I feel like the content has been on a downward trend for a few years now.
I joined maybe 4/5 years ago and then it was fantastic and there was a genuine discussion. Now it's just regurgitated news a lot of the time.
Does this really matter though?
I have never understood, and don't think I will ever understand why ceremonies like this matter.
It's just a forum for fellating other people in the industry. The 'awards' are purposeless and ridiculous. Why aren't people happy with film festivals and recognition from A) the film itself B) the fact they've made a piece of cinema?
Who cares if they're not presenting a certain award at a certain time?
Move on, it doesn't matter.