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    Here’s my theory of what would’ve happened:

    1. Either 1917 or Once Upon In A Time In Hollywood won Best Picture.

    2. The backlash will be so strong, and huge, it even shadowing the actual winner’s moment.

    3. Academy’s racist history will be getting worse. They already snubbed a lot of worthy Asian contenders that year, and then they decided to give another best picture to white-led films.

    4. It will be go down as one of the worst best picture losses ever (Since maybe The Social Network or Roma).

    5. An then the Oscars probably give this year Best Picture to Minari as a consolation prize for snubbing an all asian cast last year.

    What else?

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    Um, no to most of this.

    Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and 1917 are good movies. I don’t think they’re as great as Parasite. But they wouldn’t have been poor winners in comparison to some recent BP winners.

    I don’t think the backlash would have been that strong. Yes, there would have been some. But it’d also just be another drop in the bucket as far as the academy not fully embracing non English language movies. While Parasite only became the frontrunner in hindsight.

    Parasite won primarily because (despite being a semi comedy and semi thriller) it dealt with “serious” sociological and structural issues that were relatable or at least easy to comprehend no matter your race or nationality or speaking language. It was also a mini cultural phenomenon and crowd-pleaser. And it was the most acclaimed movie of the year.

    Minari under no circumstances is a BP winner. It’s just not that type of movie. And this year in particular they had a movie with an Asian female director to reward.

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    4. It will be go down as one of the worst best picture losses ever (Since maybe The Social Network or Roma).

    You mean the worst since the year before?

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    Once Upon A Time In Hollywood or 1917 would have won, and there would be some backlash (especially if the latter won it wouldn’t be remembered as one of the best BP winners of the decade), but that’s it.

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    Imagine if Parasite Loses Best Picture

    FYC:

    "The Good Fight" and "The Other Two" in all categories.

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    Remember that Parasite wasn’t even the frontrunner. Most people predicted 1917 to win and there may have been more people expecting OUATIH to win than predicting Parasite overall. There wouldn’t have been a backlash because it was expected to lose. The worst that would have happened is people say “That sucks, but the winning movie was at least good unlike when Green Book won, and there was no way a foreign-language film was going to win. Typcial Academy.” Nothing would have happened.

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    I think you’re going slightly overboard on that. 1917 was the frontrunner and the general consensus was that it was a fine film, but a little safe for the Academy. I imagine that would have been about the extent of the backlash there, similarly if Mendes had beaten Bong to Director. Both Parasite and Bong were second places in the odds for those categories, so it’s not like it would have been an outrageous upset. Certainly it would have been a ‘Should have won: Parasite’ thing in future articles, that’s about it. Similar for OUATIH – fine film, broadly well-liked, a few detractors arguing it was underserving. Jojo Rabbit and Joker probably would have generated the most furore, but not so much for beating Parasite as for just generally being somewhat divisive movies.

    Basically some people would have called it the wrong choice, which happens every year. I think most people already see Parasite as a bit of a miracle in Oscar history, so had it not happened I doubt anyone would have been baffled to the point of forcing seismic change.

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    Jojo Rabbit and Joker probably would have generated the most furore, but not so much for beating Parasite as for just generally being somewhat divisive movies.

    I think a lot of people would have been fine with a Jojo Rabbit win. Happy, even, because it DID win Adapted Screenplay and while it did get divisive reviews from critics, audience gave it more acclaim.

    Movie-lover overall.

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    I still don’t understand why people rate The Social Network as some kind of underrated masterpiece when easily one of his best films Gone Girl was done even dirtier.

    FYC:

    Swinton, Weerasethakul Memoria, (Best Actress, Director)
    Efira, Rampling, Wilson Benedetta (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)
    Rapace Lamb (Best Actress)
    Stewart, Hawkins, Spall Spencer (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)

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    Shoot me, 1917 deserved it (especially after they criminally left Dunkirk behind).

    Anticipate "Hold My hand".

    Lady Gaga is a genius

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    As many think in other forums in retrospect, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood was the runner up all along.
    OUATIH at least won something substantial and a major category like Supporting Actor, and it was very easily the runner-up in Original Screenplay (unlike 1917 which was easily the last spot with absolute ZERO chances of winning and lots of people were upset that it was nominated in the category instead of The Farewell).
    The fact that Mendes didn’t have enough passion to do a split and win at least Directing (and at the end of the day during the Oscar night, despite winning some precursors, the movie only won some technicals) is really telling of what would have truly happened if Parasite was out of the equation, OUATIH would have won Picture.

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    As many think in other forums in retrospect, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood was the runner up all along. OUATIH at least won something substantial and a major category like Supporting Actor, and it was very easily the runner-up in Original Screenplay (unlike 1917 which was easily the last spot with absolute ZERO chances of winning and lots of people were upset that it was nominated in the category instead of The Farewell). The fact that Mendes didn’t have enough passion to do a split and win at least Directing (and at the end of the day during the Oscar night, despite winning some precursors, the movie only won some technicals) is really telling of what would have truly happened if Parasite was out of the equation, OUATIH would have won Picture.

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    I disagree. Mendes didn’t win because passion for Parasite was so strong. OUTIAH wasn’t nominated for editing and only things it won all season with the actual industry were Pitt & Production Design.

    I think it’s possible OUTIAH wasn’t even 3rd. Jojo Rabbit might’ve been above it. It won Costume Designers guild and ACE comedy (both of which should’ve been easy wins for OUTIAH).

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    I don’t think there would’ve been that much backlash because many saw Parasite as the one that should win but won’t.

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