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  • LBC1
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    I agree. Moonlight felt like a small better than average indy movie, not a best picture winner. La La Land felt large with unbelievable production, music and songs. Moonlight only won because of the message in the first year of Donald Trump. It was sending out a message to the world and was reflective of how the Academy felt. La La Land also got into to big of a front runner status and was really hurt by the 7 Golden Globe wins, which led to large backlash. But objectively I don’t know how anyone can say La La Land was not the better choice. Moonlight while fine already does not hold up that great on rewatch, while La La Land still is mesmorizing and sweeps you in upon rewatch.

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    Having a bigger, flashier production doesn’t automatically make it the better film. It was no different from the thousands of cliché-ridden Hollywood love stories we were fed with for decades

    Glad the Academy made the right call by sinking that overrated musical

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    Tooner
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    I agree. Moonlight felt like a small better than average indy movie, not a best picture winner. La La Land felt large with unbelievable production, music and songs. Moonlight only won because of the message in the first year of Donald Trump. It was sending out a message to the world and was reflective of how the Academy felt. La La Land also got into to big of a front runner status and was really hurt by the 7 Golden Globe wins, which led to large backlash. But objectively I don’t know how anyone can say La La Land was not the better choice. Moonlight while fine already does not hold up that great on rewatch, while La La Land still is mesmorizing and sweeps you in upon rewatch.

    Could not agree more. I like Moonlight it just doesn’t seem like a best picture winner imo. Definitely should have went to La la land

     

    Seven
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    Greta Gerwig is one of the most overrated directors ever

    Definitely. Her fans and their white feminist rants whenever she loses to men of color with better material are hilarious

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    thatnerdgreg
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    Greta Gerwig is one of the most overrated directors ever

    I’m a fan of her’s, but yes, she’s overrated. She’s a very good director, but her true strength lies in her writing. It’s so annoying how everyone acts like it’s a crime whenever she doesn’t make a director lineup. With Lady Bird, I could at least understand it, as I would’ve nominated her, but with Little Women, it got really annoying, as I thought there were many other directors who were more deserving. If a man directed Little Women exactly as she did, there would be way less people claiming the film’s director was snubbed. While she didn’t make my personal lineup, Lulu Wang would’ve been the most deserving of the women directors this year, and while I wasn’t super big on A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, I thought Heller’s direction also would’ve been more deserving than Gerwig’s.

    Talking about this is reminding me of how the Oscars name dropped her when presenting Director the year she was nominated, simultaneously showing favoritism to one nominee (who pretty much no one thought would win, and probably came in fourth) and patting themselves on the back for nominating her.

    BICTH
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    I do agree gerwig is overrated, and if you check my goldderby award ballots you’ll see I very much gladly participate in the act of “overrating” her, but there’s a very valid reason why she’s in the position to be overrated in this particular way, and she’s more self-aware about it than you’d think

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    Do I think Greta Gerwig is overrated? A bit for “Lady Bird” (even if that’s a great debut film, “Get Out” is a better one), a wee bit less for “Little Women.” Should Todd Phillips been in over Greta? Nope. But the real best woman directorial feat of 2019 got fully shut out: Celine Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (although that’s partly on France sending a different film for Best International Film).

    Gabriel Guarin
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    The Irishman should’ve at least won Visual Effects. It did not deserve to go home empty-handed.

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    The Irishman should’ve at least won Visual Effects. It did not deserve to go home empty-handed.

    I don’t think so.

    Though,I would have been happy with The Irishman winning Adapted Screenplay,Best Film Editing but Vfx weren’t good.I am even surprised that it got a Vfx nod.

    Scorese’s last 3 films have now gone without single Oscar and have 16 nominations in total between them.

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    Chimichanggas
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    I support all Parasite’s win except for Best Director. Sam Mendes is the most deserving in that lineup.

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    John Berchmans
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    Joker and Jojo Rabbit would have both been nominated for Best Picture even if it was still 5 nominations only, regardless of their manufactured controversy. The former had the most nominations of the entire ceremony with 11 and won Best Actor (which has been tied to Picture for 10 years now), and the latter had an Adapted Screenplay win (every Adapted Screenplay winner for the last 20 years has been nominated for Best Picture) plus the People’s Choice at TIFF. The Irishman, Marriage Story, Little Women, and Ford v Ferrari would have been the unlucky films that didn’t make the cut, and hoes would have been mad.

    Academy-Award winners:

    Parasite: Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay

    Joker: Best Actor - Joaquin Phoenix

    Jojo Rabbit: Best Adapted Screenplay

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    Little Women is miles better than Lady Bird.

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    CateNicole
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    Little Women is miles better than Lady Bird.

    Hence it’s Best Picture nom. I would not say it is better directed.

    Blanche
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    Hence it’s Best Picture nom. I would not say it is better directed.

    How would you describe a good direction? I honestly don’t think it’s much different than Best Picture.
    I liked everything in Little Women more than in Lady Bird; acting, screenplay, production, story, pacing, cinematography.

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    Greg
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    Having a bigger, flashier production doesn’t automatically make it the better film. It was no different from the thousands of cliché-ridden Hollywood love stories we were fed with for decades Glad the Academy made the right call by sinking that overrated musical

    La La Land not only have bigger/better production, but the story, the acting, the music score, the songs, the editing were all masterpiece. It truly deserved Best Picture and I hate musical movies.

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