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    String Cheese Theory
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    To win Best Picture you need passion and emotion. I feel like since Nomadland won last year, people assumed that the Academy would go for another “artsy” and quieter film like The Power of the Dog. But that movie lacked a lot of emotion for people, where CODA had tons of it. Especially, during these very depressing times. I’m addition, I think while Nomadland was “artsy” and “slow,” it Stil had a lot of emotion with it. It was a lot about grief and had many feeling something. A lot of people had said they couldn’t say the same about The Power of the Dog. Also, stats aren’t everything as long as there is passion.

    Until 24 hours ago, consensus was that the preferential system rewarded mediocrity rather than passion. Whereas today, CODA was passion? Help me understand.

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    I’m late to the game. The reason why the Oscars shouldn’t be held in late March is because of March Madness. As a college basketball fan, I ended up at the wild wings yesterday watching the final two games of the elite eight with a Tar Heels fan who was buying shots = couldn’t resist and ended up tanked and slept through the Oscars. Woke up with a terrible hangover but happy for Jessica Chastain and Will Smith (dude, what’s up?) and Academy Award winner Riz Ahmed!! I wish Kodi (although I do love Troy Kostur’s win) the best of luck in future Oscar endeavors – the disappointment on his face when he loses (thanks YouTube) is kind of sad. And, yes, I’m okay and understand why CODA won best film – I was cheering for Dune or The Power of the Dog – but both of those films left me a little cold and I must admit CODA put a big old smile on my face after viewing. I guess the academy felt the same way.

    Next year begins now. Here’s hoping for another best actress (or any acting category) toss up along with best film. I love that we are not certain until the envelope is opened. I hate locks…

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    A streamer needs to hide its corporate sheen if it wants to win BP. CODA had Sundance and its indie status to cover up Apple’s role in its campaign.

    I think that also helped CODA even stand out compared to Belfast and King Richard, which both kind of suffered for being vehicles to finally get their main stars Branagh and Smith Oscars.

    Power of the Dog isn’t a corporate movie, but Netflix ran a very aggressive, corporate campaign and that made an enemy out of the film early on. You can run a campaign like that when you’re an underdog a la Neon with Parasite, but people don’t feel good voting for a movie that they felt was shoved down their throat by one of the biggest companies in the world.

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    Nothing is considered a “frontrunner” until PGA and sag ensemble decides BAFTA returned to the streak of predicting the wrong best picture winner

    CODA would have won the British Academy Award if it was nominated.

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    If you think TPOTD is not about grief I don’t know what to tell you.

    Of course, TPOTD is about grief. However, that’s it’s problem, according to many. They never felt that grief. That is what I was trying to say.

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    don’t invite will smith is the biggest lesson to be learned

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    CODA would have won the British Academy Award if it was nominated.

    Quite plausible.

    Another lesson to learn – if the awards followers/reporters say a certain film’s cast is getting all the big ups when they are working the the precursors circuit, take note immediately!

    A look back: the 2021 TIFF audience awards
    Belfast
    Scarborough
    The Power of the Dog

    Had KR and CODA been at TIFF, a likely audience awards outcome:
    CODA
    King Richard
    Belfast

    Just how much more BP skepticism would Dog have been generating among the “stats, stats, stats!” crowd way back in September had Dog fallen short of the Tiff Big 3? Food for thought.

    FYC
    Best Picture: "Showing Up" (A24); “Bones & All” (MGM/UA)
    Best Director: Kelly Reichardt; Luca Guadagnino
    Best Actress: Michelle Williams; Taylor Russell
    Best Actor: Timothee Chalamet
    Best Supporting Actress: Hong Chau, Heather Lawless, Amanda Plummer; Chloe Sevigny
    Best Supporting Actor: Judd Hirsch, Andre Benjamin, John Magaro; Mark Rylance, Andre Holland, Michael Stuhlbarg
    Best Original Screenplay: Kelly Reichardt, Jonathan Raymond
    Best Adapted Screenplay: David Kajganich

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    Even with the new Oscar voting body, Roma STILL would’ve lost Best Picture to Green Book ☹️

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    that shit smells

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    Even with the new Oscar voting body, Roma STILL would’ve lost Best Picture to Green Book ☹️

    Clearly- and Roma would have lost to Green Book even if Roma were from Universal and Green Book were from Netflix – 100%.

    FYC
    Best Picture: "Showing Up" (A24); “Bones & All” (MGM/UA)
    Best Director: Kelly Reichardt; Luca Guadagnino
    Best Actress: Michelle Williams; Taylor Russell
    Best Actor: Timothee Chalamet
    Best Supporting Actress: Hong Chau, Heather Lawless, Amanda Plummer; Chloe Sevigny
    Best Supporting Actor: Judd Hirsch, Andre Benjamin, John Magaro; Mark Rylance, Andre Holland, Michael Stuhlbarg
    Best Original Screenplay: Kelly Reichardt, Jonathan Raymond
    Best Adapted Screenplay: David Kajganich

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    I also think king speech would have won 😭it was a box office hit and a big crowdpleaser

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    You’d think I’ve learned by now but aside from not putting chris and will in the same room and especially during a LIVE broadcast, never read the boards afterwards.
    The oscars are never perfect but the bitching afterwards is sickening

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    What have we learned? free lesson on violence by Will Smith. Actors can’t win unless they pass the aggression test.

    Will Smith was rewarded for exceeding everyone's expectations in endearing violent traits. Shame on the Academy!

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    I may have posted this already (sorry can’t recall) but according to my friends watching BBC (uncensored) the police asked Chris if he wanted to press charges. And the sardonic chris said (paraphrasing) “Nah. Just because he played Ali doesn’t mean he has much of a right cross.”

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    We learned that Pretentious Gay Film Twitter (whose favorite movie is secretly Mean Girls and favorite singer is secretly Britney Spears) LOST BIG TIME.

    LMAO. But Pretentious Gay Film Twitter loses every year so it’s nothing New

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