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    I always thought Hershey was  better than Kunis in Black Swan. Though both were great. Kunis did deserve emmy noms for that 70s show but that’s a topic for the TV forum.

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    Honey, Mila Kunis was nothing special in Black Swan. Probably one of the most overrated performances of the decade. If someone was overlooked in Black Swan, was Barbara Hershey. Who also should have been an Oscar nominee by then for Hannah and Her Sisters, but the academy decided to go for the wrong choice by picking Dianne Wiest, mistake they made twice.

    I agree with Black Swan part. Dianne Wiest’s both wins are amongst best in the category tho.

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    BAFTAs did something right for once lol.

    Giving nominations to Guadagnino and Villeneuve for director was also pretty great. They usually have a better set of nominees than their American counterpart.

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    The Shape of Water holds up more than Pan’s Labyrinth for me, and I kinda resent the narrative that it’s a subpar apology Oscar winner when it is the most compelling and beautiful movie of del Toro’s amazing career.

    Moonlight didn’t win because the Academy wanted to be actually progressive and reward good movies. It won because of La La Land getting a lot of bad buzz campaigns and few wanted to put Moonlight in last or second last position. The best decision the Academy made this decade was due to statistical anomaly, not a trend of voters.

    The 2010s have been the messiest decade for the Oscars.

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    The fact that it took them nearly a minute to stand for Ennio Morricone yet they stood in 0.25 seconds for Leonardo DiCaprio at the 2016 Oscars is an abomination.

    Yep, that still remains inexplicable to me. Thankfully Roger Deakins received a proper applause and ovation. Even worse, standing ovations were kinda overused last year.

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    He was my favorite win in a long while.

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    The fact that it took them nearly a minute to stand for Ennio Morricone yet they stood in 0.25 seconds for Leonardo DiCaprio at the 2016 Oscars is an abomination.

    While writing my book, I would actually listen to different scores from Ennio Morricone. Him winning felt like a personal win to me.

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    Yep, that still remains inexplicable to me. Thankfully Roger Deakins received a proper applause and ovation. Even worse, standing ovations were kinda overused last year.

    Recently they are overusing standing ovations a lot. Like they are standing up for every goddamn acting winner.

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    Aren’t they still the largest voter body?

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    The only real reason I can think of is that a lot of younger people in the audience may not have known who Morricone was, as sad as that is to say. That moment was so bizarre, you can see Brie Larson awkwardly clapping and staring at Morricone and Sam Smith vacantly clapping and staring off into space along with a few people semi-smiling and the rest looking bored af. The only people I can remember seeming enthused were Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and John Williams whereas we all knew Leo was gonna get a standing ovation for obvious reasons.

    I can maybe count on both hands how many winners this decade deserved standing ovations, imho Leo wasn’t one of them but I know a lot think otherwise. Close would have deserved one but imo (even as a Colman stan) no one deserved one last year, and especially Malek getting one was a joke.

    People should only receive standing ovations for having outstanding and consistent careers (Julianne Moore, DDL, Streep) giving once-in-a-lifetime performances (Blanchett, Cotillard) or maybe if it’s one of your first performances and you overcome significant odds to give it it’s warranted as well (sort of like Nyong’o.) But the fact that sometimes shallow and non-existent reasons can get you ovations because of virtue signaling while truly deserving performers get shut out (Cotillard, Theron, etc) shows just how out of touch the industry is with artistic process.

    And just a PS before I end this long and bitter diatribe, Haing S Ngor would be one of the most deserving standing ovation recipients ever. Surviving for years in a prison camp while keeping others alive as a doctor and representing such experiences in your first performance and being good enough to win an Oscar is more than justified for an ovation. They didn’t really give them out for any winners back then, but it does provide contrast to the way they hand them out for basically no reason nowadays.

    As a Close stan, I actually think Colman totally deserved a standing ovation last season because that was both: a one-in-a-lifetime performance; and Colman beating all odds to suprise win there as you stated. However, I think last year was the most atrocious year in terms of standing ovations. Not only were 2/3 of the results last ceremony so atrocious, the fact that most of them receiced standing ovations or at least semi-ones are sooo atrocious too. The lamest ones I can get were these unimportant categories, where a nobody won these, and even underservingly.

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