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    1. Enjoy. 😜
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    Manav
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    The Favourite should have won.

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    wolfali
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    Green Book?

    FYC: Better Call Saul and The Good Fight in all categories including Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.

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    Cosmia
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    Before I join you all in gleefully kicking this movie to death, I’ll be gracious and highlight a couple of things I like about it. Mahershala Ali is, as always, excellent, lending his character quiet dignity and grace. He and Viggo Mortensen have excellent chemistry. There are some funny moments.

    Right. With that out of the way:

    Holy fuck, what a bad choice for Best Picture. I may be biased because my favorite (or shall we say, Favourite) movie of all time lost to it, but what a treacly slice of biopic cliches and message movie clumsiness. It’s not as bad as Crash–at least this one had a lighter touch–but it’s predictable and comically toothless. The ultimate triumph of touchy-feely crowd-pleasing nonsense winning over genuine art at the Oscars. May it be the last such triumph for a very long time.

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    veronikavoss
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    I wonder if Bohemian Rhapsody wasn’t actually the runner up, in which case…glad it was Green Book instead?

    What a dumb year lmao

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    TrumpBiden
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    Meh, more forgettable movies have won Best Picture like Spotlight. I didn’t love Green Book, but that year was pretty meh. Only Roma stunned me which should have won, but let’s not kid ourselves. Greenbook has a great IMDB score which means the general audience actually loved the film and that translated to its victory. I don’t know a single person in my casual film fans circle that didn’t turn off Roma after 30 minutes.

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    crabbie
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    Terrible film and its horrendous win shouldn’t be sugar coated at all. Best Picture winners should have some aspect of auteur craftsmanship or artistic integrity. Green Book lacks depth in every area.

    Michelle (Yeoh, Williams) Oscar campaign manager.

    FYC:
    Best Picture: Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All At Once, TÁR
    Best Director: Todd Field
    Best Original Screenplay: Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All At Once, TÁR
    Best Actor: Colin Farrell
    Best Actress: Michelle Yeoh, Cate Blanchett
    Best Supporting Actor: Brendan Gleeson, Ke Huy Quan
    Best Supporting Actress: Kerry Condon, Nina Hoss

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    Cosmia
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    I wasn’t mad about Ali winning, but it was a weak year for Supporting Actor anyway.

    Bohemian Rhapsody was the one movie I would have wanted to win less than Green Book—I’d even prefer Vice to the two of them, and I hated Vice.

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    Green Book, Vice, Bohemian Rhapsody, Black Panther. Talk about the worst films of the year being nominated for Best Picture. A Star is Born was also mediocre but no where near as awful as the previous 4 films.

    Michelle (Yeoh, Williams) Oscar campaign manager.

    FYC:
    Best Picture: Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All At Once, TÁR
    Best Director: Todd Field
    Best Original Screenplay: Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All At Once, TÁR
    Best Actor: Colin Farrell
    Best Actress: Michelle Yeoh, Cate Blanchett
    Best Supporting Actor: Brendan Gleeson, Ke Huy Quan
    Best Supporting Actress: Kerry Condon, Nina Hoss

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    I wonder if Bohemian Rhapsody wasn’t actually the runner up

    I’ve always been sceptical of this. Bohemian Rhapsody may have surprised (or rather, horrified) us with four wins, but it was still missing both directing and writing nominations which doesn’t usually indicate Best Picture runner-up status, so why should it have done this time? I know, $900 million box office, crowdpleaser blah blah blah, but I don’t think that’s enough for the rulebook to be completely rewritten and besides, the places where the movie did win were for fairly specific reasons, however undeserving we may consider them. If 2nd place wasn’t Roma, I expect it was BlacKkKlansman which landed every category deemed relevant to a Best Picture win across awards season: directing, acting, writing, editing, plus DGA and SAG ensemble.

    Edit: Also worth mentioning that BR did not receive a Best Film nomination at BAFTA despite its huge popularity and British pedigree, while even A Star Is Born did despite flopping in wins throughout the season.

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    Atypical
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    Where is Part 1? The point of this thread is? Destroy “Green Book”? Year-in retrospective? Topic, please lol.

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    wolfali
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    What a dumb year lmao

    They were robbed of picture nominations.

    FYC: Better Call Saul and The Good Fight in all categories including Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.

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    Rishabh Chaturvedi
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    They were robbed of picture

    Gosh, way too many quality films snubbed for Picture that year. I honestly believe this was quite an anomaly even by AMPAS standards perhaps. Beale Street, Cold War, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Spider-Verse, First Man, Eighth Grade, First Reformed. Sigh, the list continues endlessly.

    And yes, lest we forget that the Globes literally went out of their way to reward none other than Bohemian Rhapsody instead of Beale Street or BlacKkKlansman for Picture Drama lmao. Sheesh, such a painfully embarrassing awards season that was. The Favourite’s loss still stings.

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    I probably would’ve been less brash towards GREEN BOOK had it just been a film that just quietly slipped through the cracks but instead, I just find it upsetting that it was even nominated for Best Picture, let alone actually winning.

    Chemistry wise, I did like Mortensen and Ali together.

    As for what should’ve won? THE FAVOURITE. No contest.

    It’s the only film I would’ve actually nominated that year…and yes, that means I wasn’t too big on ROMA either.

    My top 10 from that year was:
    BURNING
    SHOPLIFTERS
    THE FAVOURITE
    FIRST REFORMED
    COLD WAR
    CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
    HEREDITARY
    SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
    IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
    THE NIGHTINGALE

    “The art of making art is putting it together...”

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    COLD WAR

    I completely forgot about the Cold War robbery that season! Joanna Kulig in particular went criminally under-recognised.

    FYC: Better Call Saul and The Good Fight in all categories including Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.

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