This envelope gaffe consigned two films to an unwarranted singular aftermath; one that separates them from their individual merits. It's unfortunate. However, this manner of assigning single infamies has underlined the Oscars from nomination day. A few weeks later, we were able to summarise most of the Best Picture nominees in one line, and often it will be patronising and cursory. We have the pundits to thank for that, and swathes of lethargic audiences whose cinematic appetite is determined by intellectually undemanding stuff.