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    Look I’m so grateful for Olivia Colman’s win and if it was destined to just get one then this would probably be the best one but why did it not do better? Yeah the film is about lesbianism but with all this progressive stuff going on in Hollywood and the fact that the Academy has stepped outside of it’s comfort zone in the past eleven years or so with BP winners, why couldn’t the film do better? It losing Best Original Screenplay is weird as Green Book had all that controversy and couldn’t even win WGA! You’d think the Globes would have embraced the film more too.

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    The ending divided audiences. I know I “disliked” the movie when I first saw it based on its ending. Since they had to accommodate Black Panther in the tech categories The Favourite was denied deserved wins. Green Book voters made sure Ali swept the season and it had to win another category to accompany its eventual best picture win.

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    It’s ending is bleak but believable- it ends with Queen Anne’s tragedy continuing with her constantly be taken advantage of and nothing to do about it but punish her subordinates

    I get that explanation for Black Panther but why couldn’t Green Book just get two? Spotlight did.

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    Is the movie about lesbianism?

    I mean, what the movie is really about?
    It’s polarizing and not easy to digest. Even though the technical side is magnificent it had to go against Black Panther in its two biggest aspects. Cinematography and Direction was Roma’s since october. Editing wouldn’t be a bad choice but the love for BR was strong.
    Having 2 supporting caused a split and it had to go against a beloved actress in the industry.
    Then what everyone picked, it lost Original Screenplay because even though having a creative and dynamic storyline filled with great lines, you can’t really get what the message of the film was. You don’t really understand what the hell were they wanting to sell you. So, many easygoers academy members maybe got scared from that. And take a look at the biggest winners. Voters were basic this year and really invested on the fell good and vanilla ones. They wouldn’t fall so easily for such a weird story as The Favourite.

    However, Olivia’s win will remain the weirdest shocker of it all as she went against every possible odd specially with a not so loved film.

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    Joe Burns
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    It’s about power and transformations and how that affects people- on first viewing the film is definitely something that you’re not quite sure what to make of but on repeated viewings the vision of the film becomes clearer.

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    It’s ending is bleak but believable- it ends with Queen Anne’s tragedy continuing with her constantly be taken advantage of and nothing to do about it but punish her subordinates

    I get that explanation for Black Panther but why couldn’t Green Book just get two? Spotlight did.

    Anne turned the tables in the end. She asserted her authority as queen in the end. What do you think you’re doing? Get on your knees and rub my feet while you stare at all my bunnies and realize you manipulated yourself into this position.

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    It’s ending is bleak but believable- it ends with Queen Anne’s tragedy continuing with her constantly be taken advantage of and nothing to do about it but punish her subordinates

    I get that explanation for Black Panther but why couldn’t Green Book just get two? Spotlight did.

    2015 was a terrible slate of nominees. So Spotlight’s two wins were a mercy based on the competition.

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    It’s a “women’s picture.” The Academy is predominately male. More disconnects than that (the ending has already been mentioned), but it’s a major one. Sadly, this film wasn’t a real factor in the BP race despite its high nominations count.

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    The voters simply have lack of taste, just look at what won Best Picture and what had the most wins.

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    Do you think Fox Searchlight should have been a bit more aggressive with it’s campaign?

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    I forget who tweeted it. It was either Kevin Poloway from yahoo or Kyle Buchanan from the New York Times but one of them tweeted during the voting period that lots of male voters were telling him that they had trouble relating to the film.

    That may explain Colman upsetting Close. They felt guilty for skipping it for Screenplay and Picture and stuff so threw a vote towards Colman. (just a guess, no real inside info except what I read on twitter.)

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    I loved the movie, but it just felt a little bit hectic at times.

    What made it strong is the acting. But script/production wise, sometimes you lose track of what’s going on, or why certain things are even scene worthy?

    The ending is a bit random too…

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    That’s why you should watch it again- it’ll make a lot more sense the second time around.

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    Look I’m so grateful for Olivia Colman’s win and if it was destined to just get one then this would probably be the best one but why did it not do better? Yeah the film is about lesbianism but with all this progressive stuff going on in Hollywood and the fact that the Academy has stepped outside of it’s comfort zone in the past eleven years or so with BP winners, why couldn’t the film do better? It losing Best Original Screenplay is weird as Green Book had all that controversy and couldn’t even win WGA! You’d think the Globes would have embraced the film more too.

    Probably because the movie was bleak, filled with a very dark sense of humor and unlikable characters. Yorgos Lanthimos’ style of film-making is a bit divisive. It’s more like coffee, being some people hate it, others love it.

    Green Book was seen as “controversial” by the vulture media standards, but it was not a controversial film. Everybody I talked to about Green Book absolutely loved it. Keep in mind, it won Best Picture at the Toronto Film Festival, Golden Globes, and National Board of Review. On IMDB, it’s the second highest rated film of 2018 with an 8.2/10, behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Most rationale human beings understand that when a movie says “Inspired by a true story” or “based on a real story”, they mean that events or characters were dramatized to fit a particular narrative. I even read articles — from the NY times and LA times — stating that Green Book got the anger votes from members. They were protesting the fact that the media was trying to dictate what movies they should like or feel about.

    To put it simply: Voting for Green Book and Black Panther made them feel good. Voting for BP for Score, Art Direction, and Costume Design means they can honor African American culture and depart from their usual love of old Britain. Voting for GB means makes them feel good about humanity and reconcile racial differences.

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    The Favourite is weird, only the acting were great. It didn’t deserved anything… As a user said, Colman won mostly because the movie couldn’t go home empty-handed though she was a worthy winner.

    Btw Kellis you should put back  <<sure Jan>> in your avatar… The one u got now looks basic.

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