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    The Salesman (2016) and Icarus (2017)

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    Maria Bakalova in Supporting Actress and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm in Adapted Screenplay.

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    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    Every single nomination for Mank outside of the tech categories.

    … Literally how is nominating Seyfried, or Oldman, or Fincher “political”? The transparent personal biases in this thread are really missing the point of it.

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    … Literally how is nominating Seyfried, or Oldman, or Fincher “political”? The transparent personal biases in this thread are really missing the point of it.

    What is your definition of political? For me, political represents the same systems that have been overused by the Academy when it comes to nominations. Just like government politics, the same type of people are nominated for federal or state positions. If you fit the look and have the same resume of former nominees, you are more likely to get nominated. That is where Mank comes in. The film was not well like by many viewers at home, but yet, it made its way to a Best Picture nomination. Why? Because, Mank checks the same boxes that the Academy loves… AKA, had the look and resume. Politics!

    Seyfried, Oldman, and Fincher were nominated for doing what???

    Also, If you guys can say Black Panther was only nominated for Best Picture because it was a story about Blacks, than why can’t you say movies like Mank are nominated because they are stories about Whites?

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    Anything Harvey Weinstein’s thirsty a** did to secure wins for his films. I’m so glad that vile & sneaky S.O.B got kicked out of the Academy.

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    What is your definition of political? For me, political represents the same systems that have been overused by the Academy when it comes to nominations. Just like government politics, the same type of people are nominated for federal or state positions. If you fit the look and have the same resume of former nominees, you are more likely to get nominated. That is where Mank comes in. The film was not well like by many viewers at home, but yet, it made its way to a Best Picture nomination. Why? Because, Mank checks the same boxes that the Academy loves… AKA, had the look and resume. Politics! Seyfried, Oldman, and Fincher were nominated for doing what??? Also, If you guys can say Black Panther was only nominated for Best Picture because it was a story about Blacks, than why can’t you say movies like Mank are nominated because they are stories about Whites?

    If that’s how you’re defining political in terms of nominations then couldn’t you just say every nomination is political?

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    If that’s how you’re defining political in terms of nominations then couldn’t you just say every nomination is political?

    Nominations from passion votes wouldn’t be considered one.

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    Nominations from passion votes wouldn’t be considered one.

    If every typical nom is defined as political then surely any nomination that goes against this is also political too? A demonstration that they wont play into the usual politics and nominate something different would also make it political.

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    If every typical nom is defined as political then surely any nomination that goes against this is also political too? A demonstration that they wont play into the usual politics and nominate something different would also make it political.

    Yes but I feel that’s a step further removed from the idea

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    The Salesman (2016) and Icarus (2017)

    I think The Salesman benefited from heldover respect for A Separation and its main competition being Toni Erdmann, which is simply not an Oscar vehicle. Though the added headlines from the travel ban definitely helped secure that win, I think voters also just happen to like him.

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    Yes but I feel that’s a step further removed from the idea

    Basically all nominations could be labelled political under that definition but that was clearly not what the original poster was asking

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    If that’s how you’re defining political in terms of nominations then couldn’t you just say every nomination is political?

    Passion play part of nominees as well. Although I personally thought The Sound of Metal and Ahmed were overrated, the film and his performance had passion voters behind. Mank did not have passion behind it. Mank was nominated because of the same old Hollywood politics. It was Hollywood kissing their own asses. There was a slight sympathetic approach to the campaign regarding the screenplay which also helped in the film’s performance during awards season.

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    I think The Salesman benefited from heldover respect for A Separation and its main competition being Toni Erdmann, which is simply not an Oscar vehicle. Though the added headlines from the travel ban definitely helped secure that win, I think voters also just happen to like him.

    As a fan of Farhadi’s films that was a wrongful win! Toni Erdmann was robbed.

    It should have slipped into director, original screenplay, actor and actress as well and should have been win competitive for Sandra Huller.

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    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    Since people on this site are so adamant Boseman won the precursors because he died Im just going to say Mank was only nominated for screenplay at the Globes and BAFTA because Jack Fincher was dead and it was a way to honor him or whatever. That script is downright messy and extremely convoluted. The Oscars did the right thing to snub it in favor for Judas and SoM.

    Michelle (Yeoh, Williams) Oscar campaign manager.

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