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After seeing "La La Land" win the best picture I thought, "Wow! A musical wins? That's unusual."

Then reality crashed back and "Moonlight" actually won.

My question is, having watched one of the most uninteresting, pointless and boring movies of the last year, how are these decisions actually made? How on Earth can Moonlight win? The story was uninspired, uninteresting, had poor pacing and the acting wasn't even that great. There was no payoff at the end and no real message other than growing up can be a bit hard sometimes.

Don't get me wrong. Maybe it was OK for some people, there wasn't anything particularly bad (except the language) in it. My point isn't against this movie, it's just that there were many, many much better movies to choose from (such as Manchester by the Sea - which I didn't like much but was more interesting than Moonlight, or Arrival, which was deemed too intellectual for many people (only one small explosion and no death rays) but I though was great, lots of suspense and a strong secondary story, even La La Land was more interesting and really, really more entertaining even though I wouldn't watch it again any time soon).

My real question is, based on studying results for the last few years and incidents such as Harry Potter being snubbed so much (not just a little, but a lot), Meryl Streep not winning anything, and so on, who do you have to pay off, sleep with or blackmail to get the results you want in the Oscars?

Doesn't the whole system reek of corruption and politics? I'm not talking about any politicians or anything to do with any country's election system here; otherwise I would have posted this in the Soapbox.

I would be interested in other opinions - no US politics please.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.

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