The Oscars. The Legal Guides and Directories. And Other Works of Fiction.

The annual film industry award ceremony, also known as the Oscars, is, with a nod to Will Smith, in full swing. And so is the back slapping and “humble bragging” that dominates LinkdIn and other social media platforms at this time of year as the legal directories publish their “rankings”. But is timing and commercially driven narcissism all they have in common? And should they both be nominated in the categories for best special effects, or make up?