I love watching dreams come true. The real life happy "endings," or perhaps beginnings. I especially love seeing films, stories, actors that truly move audiences and break all the "rules" come out winning. It's so inspiring.
Of course there are so many movies that are phenomenal that don't make it to the Oscars. But that doesn't lessen their worth.
Touching someone's heart or making someone smile, simply evoking emotions with a story... wow... that is quite a gift; such an honor. That alone is a reward in itself.
A storyteller that has been able to pass each obstacle on the road to their own personal level of success is victorious, regardless of whether or not they make it to the Oscars.
With that said, those that did make it are entitled to their moment. So congrats to all of the nominees and Oscar winners! And congrats to everyone who has had the courage to tell a story worth telling.
You all give me a little something to look forward to in my own personal someday.