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    I sometimes wonder how the Oscar results would’ve changed had one film been released a year earlier or a year later.

    Give your opinions on any film you like, as long as it pertains to this topic.

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    Seven
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    As much as I love it, idk if Moonlight would have won BP had it been released earlier. Its win was so…timely, to say the least

    But then again the Blablaland backlash was strong anyway so idk

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    DaKardii
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    As much as I love it, idk if Moonlight would have won BP had it been released earlier. Its win was so…timely, to say the least But then again the Blablaland backlash was strong anyway so idk

    Let’s say that it had been released in 2015 or 2017. How would the outcome of those Oscars have been different?

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    金娜璉
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    Interesting question. I think Spotlight will still win BP even with Moonlight in the race (I may be biased as Spotlight is my personal favourite BP winner this decade), also Spotlight made a strong showing at the guilds if I remember correctly. I can’t imagine Moonlight would have ruined its chances there either. Moonlight is a really great progressive film, but Spotlight was really well done I think, just purely film-making wise, in how it tackled the issues within the Catholic Church. It delved deeper into its story than Moonlight did IMO. The scene where McAdams’s character confronts the pastor at his home was my personal favourite because of its use of ironic(?) devices. The so called evil they were investigating was not as black and white as it may have seemed when faced with the warm, and self-contradicting Father. Then she leaves the porch only to find playing school children on that same street. And that particular section of the film was littered with Church spires looming in the background as the journalists investigated around the city. I really do think it was a mix of great filmmaking technique with a strong and focused script. Its my personal vote over Moonlight so that maybe why I think it would win over Moonlight. Not to mention OscarsSoWhite wouldnt have predated Moonlight (if I got my timelines correctly) so it wouldnt have that to its advantage (debatable).

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    kellis
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    I may be biased as Spotlight is my personal favourite BP winner this decade

    Even James Charles has more taste than most of this website, whew.

    Anyways, I’ve already said this before but I think had mother! been released this year at around the same time and style as Vice it could’ve gotten in to the technical categories and then some. I agree that Spotlight would’ve done fine against Moonlight. I don’t know how well Moonlight would’ve done against 3BB and TSOW. It was just one of those wins that was at the right time. If La La Land was released before/after, I think it still would’ve fatigued hard.

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    Spotlight won by being the most traditionally “Oscary” contender in a race with no clear frontrunner. If Moonlight could take down La La Land with its 14 nominations and PGA win, I think it could beat out Spotlight. It would have still captured the zeitgeist a year earlier as a response to the first #OscarsSoWhite of the 2014-15 season.

    What’s interesting to ponder is whether Moonlight or Green Book would’ve prevailed had they been released in the same year.

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    Brayden Fitzsimmons
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    If The Greatest Showman had opened wide before Christmas (for arguments sake, let’s say thanksgiving weekend 2017) it probably would’ve gotten the same nominations as Bohemian Rhapsody (plus costumes + Jackman for actor as the last minute replacement for Franco) since it would’ve had time to build as a success like it did and not immediately be branded as a Christmas flop.

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    Brayden Fitzsimmons
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    Angela Bassett if she was 1994 instead 93 springs to mind

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    BigJay2012
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    Angela Bassett if she was 1994 instead 93 springs to mind

    absolutley.

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