Don’t posthumous awards strike you as kind of stupid and pointless? What is a dead person going to do with a plaque or a statue? What use does a dead person have for any sort of recognition? None. Absolutely zero. So why do we give awards to people after they die? If you want to honor a dead person, why not just put some sort of tribute together for those who are still living? But give the award to someone who’s, ya know, still alive and can actually appreciate or savor the recognition. Don’t devalue the work of a living person just because they aren’t dead.