There will be joy in Hollywood tonight.
And where there is joy, there is disappointment.
But where there are winners, there are only losers in the minds of those who choose to see themselves that way.
I'm talking, of course, about tonight's award ceremony for Dances With Films year 16. We give awards because a few, special mentions might help the winners promote their work, without hurting those terrific films that do not win.
So the films that do not win, do not lose.
This year's films were so diverse that choosing a winner for the Grand Jury was close to impossible. Every film had a champion. Each had multiple reasons why it deserved to take home the wire man. Each elimination ripped a piece of the judges' hearts.
So when the winners are announced tonight, whether your name is called or not, let there be joy in your heart. Joy for your accomplishments. Joy for the newfound friends' accomplishments. Joy for being a Dances With Films alumni of year 16.
Congratulations to all.