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    Edit: In retrospect, I overreacted with this post. I don’t think there’s any conspiracy against this film or any other films contending. BAFTA snubbing Parasite wasn’t surprising b/c of its history and that’s fine. Brits have every right to support their friends/countrymen. But for the film to be released 3 days after Oscar voting closes when every other country has had it out months already is such a slap in the face and it needs to be called out Call me a Parasite stan or a troll if you want. But for the record, 1917 was my #2 movie of the year after Parasite. It was a beautiful film. Great cinematography. Superb directing from Mendes. If things were to be adjudicated fairly, I would be fine with 1917 sweeping. Going to leave my original post there for the sake of transparency though I wish my words would’ve been more subdued. Bottom line: I don’t care if Parasite loses, just tired of seeing dirty tactics play out every damn award season.

    Three strong & irrefutable arguments of UK’s implicit motives:

    1) PARASITE’S UK RELEASE DATE:
    Set 3 days after Oscar voting closes. AFTER voting closes!! What other first-nation country hasn’t released Parasite yet? Its neighboring countries, France and Germany have had it out for months already. Keep in mind they’re the 2nd highest voting group after the US. You’ve got to wonder how many of them have actually seen the movie for it to matter in the preferential ballot!

    2) BAFTA SNUBS:
    Picked up editing noms from Oscars, Critics Choice and won the ACE Eddies. Only one to deny the nom…you guessed it, BAFTA! Production Design: Picked up noms from Oscars, Critics Choice, and ADG; basically everywhere except…of course, BAFTA! Let’s not forget, it has a history for snubbing POC.

    3) 1917:
    Obviously, the whole damn country is behind the film, and if I were in their shoes, I’d rank Parasite as low as possible. I can’t blame them.

    Corruption exists. Just look at what happened at the Grammys. You don’t think that’s happening at the Academy as well?

    The only question is whether there will be enough support from the US and international voters to rank 1917 lower on their ballots to counteract what the UK is obviously doing?

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    Three strong & irrefutable arguments of UK’s implicit motives: 1) PARASITE’S UK RELEASE DATE: Set 3 days after Oscar voting closes. AFTER voting closes!! What other first-nation country hasn’t released Parasite yet? Its neighboring countries, France and Germany have had it out for months already. Keep in mind they’re the 2nd highest voting group after the US. You’ve got to wonder how many of them have actually seen the movie for it to matter in the preferential ballot! 2) BAFTA SNUBS: Picked up editing noms from Oscars, Critics Choice and won the ACE Eddies. Only one to deny the nom…you guessed it, BAFTA! Production Design: Picked up noms from Oscars, Critics Choice, and ADG; basically everywhere except…of course, BAFTA! Let’s not forget, it has a history for snubbing POC. 3) 1917: Obviously, the whole damn country is behind the film, and if I were in their shoes, I’d rank Parasite as low as possible. I can’t blame them. Corruption exists. Just look at what happened at the Grammys. You don’t think that’s happening at the Academy as well? The only question is whether there will be enough support from the US and international voters to rank 1917 lower on their ballots to counteract what the UK is obviously doing?

    Okay, this is just trolling and I refuse to let people like you give Parasite fans a bad name. UK is in no way trying to sabotage Parasite by releasing it at a later date. By that logic America sabotaged Portrait of a Lady on Fire by wide releasing it months after the Oscars are over (technically it was France that ruined that film’s chances, but you get my drift). Parasite wasn’t even a top contender for Editing until ACE, and has never been a top contender in Production Design, so how can you claim they snubbed it on purpose? Who even does that? And yes, of course they’ll be biased towards a British war movie made by a British film director starring almost exclusively British actors. What did you expect?

    Also, if you take a look at the article on the Screenplay subforum, you’ll see plenty of BAFTA and UK Oscar voters are voting for Parasite, in ALL CATEGORIES (Director as well as Picture and Screenplay).

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    By that logic America sabotaged Portrait of a Lady on Fire by wide releasing it months after the Oscars are over (technically it was France that ruined that film’s chances, but you get my drift).

    You’re using an example of a film that didn’t gain traction anywhere. My point is that when it comes to Parasite, UK’s release date is an outlier relative to all other countries. The UK is the only country to have a release date that late! Do you think that’s by accident?

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    Time to cancel the UK.

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    I guess these are the Parasite stans that people were complaining about…

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    What happens if neither 1917 or Parasite win BF at BAFTA? What wins instead?

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    Entitled much? Parasite fans acting like the Oscar belongs to Parasite, and no other film this year could possibly be more loved or respected than it. Happened last year with ROMA fans as well.

    The Oscar is not reserved for Parasite.

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    Entitled much? Parasite fans acting like the Oscar belongs to Parasite, and no other film this year could possibly be more loved or respected than it. Happened last year with ROMA fans as well. The Oscar is not reserved for Parasite.

    No other film is more loved or respected than Parasite this year, that’s a fact.

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    I will say, living in the UK myself, that the late release date was incredibly frustrating. I only got to see it by travelling halfway across England for a special advance screening with Bong Joon-ho in attendance. He even said his intro, “why is it being released so late here?”, prompting loud applause. I can’t imagine seeing it win all these awards without having watched it, would’ve been awful.

    I don’t think this will derail its chances though. BAFTA members have their screeners, and possibly an exclusive BAFTA screening for those available. They’ve had plenty of opportunity to see it even if the UK general public has not.

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    No other film is more loved or respected than Parasite this year, that’s a fact.

    Per Oxford dictionary:

    fact
    /fakt/
    noun
    a thing that is known or proved to be true: “he ignores some historical and economic facts”

    Hmmm… 🙂

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    What happens if neither 1917 or Parasite win BF at BAFTA?

    The end of the world.

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    The end of the world.

    Amen lol!

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    I guess these are the Parasite stans that people were complaining about…

    And someone had an article where BAFTA voters revealed they voted for Parasite for picture. The complainers need to read that.

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    And someone had an article where BAFTA voters revealed they voted for Parasite for picture. The complainers need to read that.

    https://www.screendaily.com/features/awards-whispers-who-are-our-bafta-and-ampas-members-voting-for/5146650.article

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    https://www.screendaily.com/features/awards-whispers-who-are-our-bafta-and-ampas-members-voting-for/5146650.article

    Appreciate the link but I’m not falling for that. C’mon, how can any of you actually believe Parasite has a shot at winning BAFTA? The movie hasn’t even been released there yet? It’s not just the voters seeing the movie, it’s having to compete against 1917 on its home turf. This is one to bet your house on!

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