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February 19, 2019 at 3:46 pm #1202781877
The Daily Beast “anonymous voter” was hella obnoxious, eye-rolling, and cynical, but that’s your classic Academy voter through and through. Meh.
Wow! I was the exact opposite haha. I dislike Musto’s writing (and thus his wording of his questions). I thought the “voter” was handling the strange questions as best he could.February 19, 2019 at 3:34 pm #1202781869
Data has value, of course, but it sounds like the team at Collider simply has a different philosophy than the prevailing one when it comes to this stuff. Which, frankly, I find refreshing.
So many film (and television) journalists turn their noses up at so-called “Oscar pundits” largely because so much of the yearly discussion is couched in tradition and little deviation in the status quo from eras past. Like I said, statistics and knowledge of industry politics and thought from years past has a place; though, too many in this arena use tradition as their only bellwether. It gets tiring when you attempt to mount an alternate idea, only for it to be met with “But three years ago…,” or “But the last time that happened…!”
Time brings about change, even in taste and preference, and some of us like to think that time affects these races just as much as it does individuals. Perhaps you value data and stats more than any other aspect, but understand that not everyone sees these races in the same light.February 18, 2019 at 8:24 pm #1202781022
I’m no big fan of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, but to get angry that it’s taking attention away from The Good Place of all shows is a little laughable. To even put the latter and Atlanta at the same standing in television comedy right now has me rolling my eyeballs.
Similar to the reception Parks and Recreation got during its run, The Good Place is one of those darlings that has become so overblown that it’s mind-boggling. The show is middlingly written and acted with such little nuance that it’s almost hard to take seriously sometimes (again, the similarities with Parks and Recreation are great). The fact that its treatment of philosophy is as lauded as it is makes me wonder if some people have really never been self-aware enough to momentarily ponder their own supposed happiness.
Oh, and seriously? The Force Awakens, better than Fury Road? Give me a break, pal.February 18, 2019 at 9:36 am #1202780445
The Rider was actually released in 2017
You keep saying this, which means you still have not listened to what others have told you.
The Rider played the festival circuit in 2017, but was not released theatrically in the US (or anywhere!) until 2018, which is why it’s biggest awards run has been this season and not last. It qualified for the Indie Spirits last season because it was shown at a qualifying festival in 2017.February 18, 2019 at 8:39 am #1202780384
“I didn’t like this film” does not mean it should not have been nominated for Best Picture.
Well, it’s certainly how it should play out in reality. I would hope voters are only choosing aspects (including whole films for Best Picture) they like…February 17, 2019 at 4:32 pm #1202779574
Lol. I just remembered that five months ago Cooper was the frontrunner by a wide margin. My, how time is cruel. Hahaha.February 17, 2019 at 2:13 pm #1202779468
….how is True Detective not a continuing show? It’s the same reason it should be competing in Drama Series: it’s not a limited series.February 14, 2019 at 7:49 pm #1202776864
Well, I for one am infinitely happy that the show is almost over. It has been clouding the television world for close to a decade now, and with it gone we’ll finally have room to breathe, speaking both culturally and in terms of awards.