Imagine televising the "Plumber of the Year" awards. As lame as that is, the reality is that acting awards are equally lame. I used to work on awards shows; it was repetitive and silly and, after a while, sad. Now, I can't even watch them much less participate. Recognition of one's peers ought to matter to the people within the industry, but there is now reason it should matter to anyone else. So, to answer your question, awards by gender are not out of touch, Hollywood awards themselves are pointless.