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Is Parasite the only Best Film nominee to have any POC in prominent roles?

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    Darling, Thatcher has been around for more than a thousand years, so of course she changes her glossary. But yes, you’re right. May the British English reign.

    Not so fast – I’m not going to let you off with that weak excuse!

    Mrs Thatcher didn’t adapt – she bent people to her will. That’s why, after all, she was known as The Iron Lady.

    She didn’t resort to Americanisms!

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    Good to see that you’ve doubled back to said post to modify your giveaway spelling choice!

    It just took a friendly prod from an actual English person to put you right!

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    I think the main reason for the lack of diversity among so many major awards is that the industry doesn’t give them the chance to gain the traction they’d need.

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    I’ve actually wondered if the whole new backlash with a new round of OscarsSoWhite could end up helping PARASITE. I do think it sort of helped along with the LA LA LAND backlash to propel MOONLIGHT to a win (aside from the fact that the film truly deserved it).

    I do think if some Academy voters wanted to try to make a statement then they could opt for PARASITE as it would be a huge new precedent…though the film deserves the award regardless.

    I would like to think that Moonlight won because it was much better than the overrated La La Land.

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    To be quite frank, movies in 2019 were underwhelming as a whole. I try to see as many of the Oscar nominated movies, but they have not generated as much excitement as they have in previous years.

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    I myself work in the movie buisness (cinematography) and I am a member of a critics organization (TFA), so I have to watch a lot of movies each year and at the end of the year I give my vote in each category. I am not an racist, and yet I did not find any performance by a black actor or actress (aside from Lupita Nyongo in US) worthy of award recognition. Many people can declare me a racist, thus tanting my personal opinion.

    Eddie Murphy did not get nominated in Dolemite. Yes, the perfomrnace was very strong. But there was even better performances by white actors that were snubbed also (Egerton, Pattinson, McKay). I am starting to feel that awards voters must feel OBLIGATED to vote for black (or asian etc) performances just not to be called racists. This is not right for me.

    I really doubt that all of those voters are racist and vote agains the POC. They just liked something else better.

    It is an easy excuse when you do not get nominated: ”They did not nominate me beacuse I am black!” NO. They did not nominate you bacause they thaught someone was better.

    The ”race card” is the strongest weapon in the world today.

    Part of the issue is that some voters flat out refuse to watch certain type of movies that could potentially be in contention to be nominated. It could be the subject matter which resulted in Crash winning over Brokeback Mountain for Best Picture. I do recall reading that there some voters did not even watch Brokeback Mountain.

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    What POC actors could possibly have been added to Little Women,

    I read an article that suggested Laurie could have been cast as a POC and not detract too much from the story since he was described in the book as having brown skin and is a bit of an outsider. Someone of part Latino or part-Asian ancestry could have played and they don’t have to change a thing.

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    I would like to think that Moonlight won because it was much better than the overrated La La Land.

    I really disliked Moonlight. The first half was very good, but once the main character grow up, the film did nothing for me. I also really like Mahershala Ali, but his performance was not even nomination worthy (in my opinion). He did deserve it with Green Book.

    For me, the film won bacuse of the themes: POC and Gay.

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    I really disliked Moonlight. The first half was very good, but once the main character grow up, the film did nothing for me. I also really like Mahershala Ali, but his performance was not even nomination worthy (in my opinion). He did deserve it with Green Book.

    For me, the film won bacuse of the themes: POC and Gay.

    Exactly!!! La La Land should have won that year.

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    For me, the film won bacuse of the themes: POC and Gay.

    This is partly projection on your part; because you personally didn’t like it, it must have won for disingenuous reasons. Moonlight would not have been able to even get nominated in the first place, let alone be in the upset position to win, without its acclaim being through the roof. Could socio-political factors have tipped it over the edge in the final stretch? Maybe, but overall it demonstrates just how difficult it usually is for small-scale films about PoC to get major recognition. Moonlight is unlike any other Best Picture nominee in that regard; it was the exception that proves the rule.

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    For me, the film won bacuse of the themes: POC and Gay.

    so it couldn’t be that Academy members liked Moonlight more than La La Land, it has to be race card! is that why Green Book won last year too?

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    I would like to think that Moonlight won because it was much better than the overrated La La Land.

    That would be my hope. Even as someone who loves musical theatre, I found LA LA LAND to be rather trite.

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    I really disliked Moonlight. The first half was very good, but once the main character grow up, the film did nothing for me. I also really like Mahershala Ali, but his performance was not even nomination worthy (in my opinion). He did deserve it with Green Book. For me, the film won bacuse of the themes: POC and Gay.

    The film won because it was the best of the nominees for Best Picture. To attribute that a movie wins because it happens to have people of color and characters that are gay instead of being an outstanding movie is disappointing to hear. It sounds like you use this rationalization on any movie that has people of color or characters that are gay. This is why we need more diversification of the voting body in the hopes that we get voters that are more open minded and not narrow in their thinking.

    Exactly!!! La La Land should have won that year.

    Not for me. I watched La La Land after the Golden Globes and SAG awards. I went in with high expectations and left feeling “meh”. I went why is this movie winning so many awards. Please don’t get me started on Emma Stone. Her performance in The Favourite was much stronger than in La La Land.

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    Not for me. I watched La La Land after the Golden Globes and SAG awards. I went in with high expectations and left feeling “meh”. I went why is this movie winning so many awards. Please don’t get me started on Emma Stone. Her performance in The Favourite was much stronger than in La La Land.

    Amen to that!! I saw her right before she won the Globe and thought she was good in the role…then she won the SAG and after that, I found her praise to be immensely overrated. She was definitely better in THE FAVOURITE. I tried watching LA LA LAND again last year and whatever positive vibes I got from before did not translate on a second viewing. That selection by the Academy was a pure miracle.

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    I think I said this already but I’ll just say it again for fun…

    We need more diversity in genres. Come on!!! It’s 2020. Real-life dramas and biographies/histories are not the only amazing movies out there.

    I agree with that poster who said we need younger blood in here, people who can appreciate a good sci-fi/fantasy/adventure/horror/LOL comedy flick.

    I just love movies. And awards.

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