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Oscar moments: History, glamour ... and what a weird ending

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I guess people had better things to do. Oscars lost 13 million viewers this year, a 60% drop, on top of massive losses in interest the past few years.

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I guess people had better things to do. Oscars lost 13 million viewers this year, a 60% drop, on top of massive losses in interest the past few years

Wokeness coupled with movies most people have never heard of, this was bound to happen. In fact, what movies in the past 10 years were worthy of a 2nd viewing and/or will be remembered as classics many years later?

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@nomination

Correct, political woke point scoring has finally put the nail in the coffin for the oscars. Return to meritocracy and remove politics and maybe you could salvage it.

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 In fact, what movies in the past 10 years were worthy of a 2nd viewing and/or will be remembered as classics many years later?

Frome the top of my head: Moonlight, Boyhood, The Master, Fury Road, Hereditary, It Follows, The Witch, Dunkirk, Whiplash, Under the Skin, 12 years a slave, Lady Bird, Manchester by the Sea... Yeah don't worry about creativity in Hollywood, it's doing pretty good actually. We should all be way more worried about creativity in Hong Kong/China or Japan, countries with fantastic cinematographic histories who now mostly churn out complete drivel.

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@Jsapc

Out of the ones I saw from your list

Manchester by the sea - dull

Moonlight - it's about gay black people, that was it, nothing interesting.

12 years a slave - had high expectations but ultimate let down.

Dunkirk - poor man's Saving Private Ryan

Didn't watch It follows as Get Out was a terrible movie which only received recognition for one reason.

Not seen the others but you didn't make a strong case I'm afraid.

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Not seen the others but you didn't make a strong case I'm afraid.

Or maybe you just got really bad taste in movies ;)

The good thing is, with the plethora of content now online and in cinemas, nobody is forcing you to watch a movie about "gay black people" (it's actually only one guy in Moonlight, but thanks for proving you didn't see it), you can go see the latest Bruce Willis actioner all you want! You can enjoy all the movies you like, and let other people enjoy what they like. And no need whine and cry your conservative tears all the time.

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Didn't watch It follows as Get Out was a terrible movie which only received recognition for one reason.

I don't understand. You didn't watch a film from 2014 which was directed by David Robert Mitchell because you didn't like a 2017 film directed by Jordan Peele?

They're completely different films, with utterly different stories.

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@jsapc

I told you above I saw the movie, yes the central theme was one of the two main characters being black and gay. There was nothing special about that movie and like the other poster said it will be long forgotten in 10 years.

Conservative tears, lol, only people crying are the people financially invested in the oscars as this year again the ratings have fallen off a cliff (13mil down as another poster pointed out).

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You don’t like the Oscars and feel they are irrelevant and felt the need to post 5 times today (under this account) expressing how much the Oscars are irrelevant and you don’t like them.

They seem pretty relevant to you.

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What a massive flop! Couldn't happen to a better bunch of people.

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I told you above I saw the movie, yes the central theme was one of the two main characters being black and gay. 

Then why did you say it was about "gay black people" when only the main character is gay?

Conservative tears, lol, only people crying are the people financially invested in the oscars as this year again the ratings have fallen off a cliff (13mil down as another poster pointed out).

Now pray tell, who exactly is "financially invested" in the oscars? Do you think the poor ratings will have an adverse effect on the box office/viewing numbers of Nomadland, The Father or Minari? I somehow doubt it.

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Wokeness coupled with movies most people have never heard of, 

What does this mean? Are right wing elements only interested in mainstream popcorn films?

Moonlight was brilliant, by the way, as was Roma, as was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri etc.

Film making has never been healthier (pandemic aside, obviously) but it does seem to upset the popcorn contingent.

Good.

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Didn't watch It follows as Get Out was a terrible movie which only received recognition for one reason.

Get Out was brilliant and disturbing. What are you on about? What reason?

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Get Out was brilliant and disturbing. What are you on about? What reason?

I think he meant something pretty racist.

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I'm still confused as to why you would not watch a film in 2014 because you expect not to like a film that won't be released for another three years. It's like if I said, "oh, I'm not going to watch Raya and the Last Dragon, because Untitled Pixar Movie (to be released in 2023) sounds really bad". It's just not rational behaviour.

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