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RE: 2020 Oscars Thread

I don't think the Joker has any chance of winning best picture regardless of my view of it. I liked it a lot. But it's a polarizing film.

It's the same reason Pulp Fiction had no chance of winning. Film critics were doling out 5 stars best of the year praise - but subject matter, violence, non linear story telling, dark comedy - zero shot. it was too "out there" for its time.

The Oscars has always been a bit of a silly thing to me because the films are often so different that it can be very difficult to choose between them. Plus it's a voting process. Some people prefer character studies while others prefer filmmaking technique while others want a movie that has some important significant message of some sort.

And then what about originality - Some prefer a film that comes from a great piece of literature while others prefer something from an original screenplay. I give a little less weight to movies like Little Women and last year's Star is Born simply because they've covered the same ground and sometimes it's the 4th or 5th adaptation.

And in today's world if a film has even the slightest hint of a political message of any type it will be ripped by some segment real or imagined.

What bothers me most is not the oscars it's all the articles that come out about diversity and so and so being snubbed. Stephen King took flack for saying he votes for screenplay adapted and original and best picture and he solely rates it on quality not diversity.

People are screaming that he should have basically NOT made a decision based on quality of writing but instead voted for a minority or a woman instead. I'm a lefty - Mr. King is a lefty - the far left are loons.

I say the same thing to Baseball fans. If you get voted in just because you're black or a woman and you win - it's not a real win.

The Astros win of the WS will now always be tainted - it sucks for their fans because they were so happy their team won but not because of the tech cheating and the further notes that players were wearing wires that buzzed them so they knew which pitch was coming - it basically renders their win worthless. The old saying that cheaters never win applies.

This applies to the academy - and to the farther than me left. They need to take a page from John Cleese on political correctness.

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