The Oscar Awards have always claimed to be the pinnacle of recognition for outstanding work in film. Unfortunately the reality is that studios buy nominations and wins are more based on name recognition then merit. But with so many incredible films released in 2022 and many of them getting nominations there was hope for the first time in decades that the Oscars could actually mean something again. Now it is going to take more then a single year of credible wins to grant the Academy back its credibility but this years awards were a good start. Though there were several snubs and undeserved wins, for the most part the Academy recognized talent and skill this year. Something it hasn’t done in quite a while.