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  Forogar  1-Mar-17 5:37
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Because the Oscars are Hollywood's most prestigious awards, they tend to award movies that make it look like they're saying, "Hey, we care about this particular issue our culture or humanity as a whole is dealing with (or perceived to be dealing with) right now."

You've also got to factor in the size of the Academy (6000ish I think) and human nature. There are all kinds of campaigns being made by studios to try and keep their film at the forefront of people's minds. And lunches, don't forget about those lunches. Supposedly the Academy changes the rules every year of how you're allowed to court voters, but even if you're a professional trying to be above board about how you vote, maybe that lunch or that campaign swayed you.

Also a lot of the Academy are pretty old. Films like Mad Max are too violent and too weird to pierce their sensibilities.

Every year is kind of the same experience. A lot of people are either unhappy with what won best picture, or don't understand why it won best picture. Considering the system and culture surrounding these awards, it's always going to be a problem. I personally just look at the trends of what's expected to win and don't get my hopes up too high for anything, because it's a problematic system.

Also, there are indeed merits for Moonlight, but any time you tell a story with a non-traditional narrative structure, you're going to turn off a looooooooot of people.
Thanks,
Sean Ewington
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