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    I loved Moonlight but for me it seemed to be the perfect film for the Academy to award and right two wrongs and prove themselves once and for all not homophobic or racist. LaLa Land seemed to me like the sure winner. I am sure this was discussed ad nauseum but I wasn’t around Goldderby a lot last year.

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    Thomas Eagan
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    Again I loved Moonlight and was so emotional and happy when it won Best Picture. After Brokeback my heart was broken and I was angry at AMPAS for years. I didn’t see LaLa Land. Not my kind of film. Sounds like there was some talk at the end that LaLa Land wasn’t going to win just as it was for Brokeback.

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    AviChristiaans
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    Yes. Moonlight deserved its Best Picture Oscar win.

    One of the most beautifully written films. The performances elevated an already superbly directed film.

    See? I didn’t even have to include the black gay in poverty stricken Florida angle. The film stands on its own as a masterful achievement.

    Sometimes you don’t need gimmicks and bells to tell a story. A fantastic script, top notch casting and a director that understands the sensitivity and importance of the story.

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    Milo Kunis
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    Over La La Land? Absolutely.

    Pettiness aside: Absolutely.

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    EmmyWinner
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    No. It is just an OK film, with a messy screenplay.

    It only won because of all the hate for La La Land.

     

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    Atypical
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    YES! Next.

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    Macca
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    It definitely wasn’t the Best Picture of last year. And let’s not kid ourselves, it only won so the Academy wouldn’t seem racist or homophobic. It was a political win. I was all in favour of it winning last year but in hindsight, it’s a patronizing win.

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    Kwame
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    tired topic

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    @Macca I bet money that people will say the same thing if Three Billboards wins Best Picture. Some are already negatively comparing it to Crash.

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    @atypical Moonlight was a brilliant piece of cinema. Forget the homosexual black man narrative. It portrayed one’s adolescence better than Boyhood did, in my opinion.

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    SN
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    I’m not a big fan of Moonlight, but I admire how unique and important it was. The cinematography and the score are great and the best thing of the film, but the acting and the writing are just fine. It certainly was a worthy winner and deserved BP more than La La Land.

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    kazzia
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    No .

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    VeraDoyle
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    It was a good movie, but it wasn’t in my top 10.

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    jez89
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    It was a solid and well made film but it was quite overrated and didn’t deserve to win Best Picture in my view. It won because of its subject matter and the Academy wanted to make a statement in response to the #Oscarssowhite controversy (which was never a valid controversy in the first place, but that’s a whole other argument..). Mahershala Ali winning Supporting Actor was a bit ridiculous (barely in it and serviceable at best) and I think will be seen as one of those WTF moments in years to come.

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    Andrew Carden
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    I’m partial to Manchester by the Sea but hey, at least La La Land didn’t triumph.

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