The Oscar discourse is just beginning
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If you’re not into movies, you’re about to experience one of them most annoying seasons on the Internet: Oscar season.
The 95th Academy Awards is on Sunday March 12th and now that we know that nomineesTwitter and other social media sites will be filled with discourses on Oscar-nominated films. For the record, I really like movies and what I enjoy most is discourse. (discourse of the past year went a bit too long.) In case you need a recap of what happened this week, and what to expect in the next month and a halfhere’s what you need to know.
➤ The Oscars skipped the horror again.
For any reasondon’t like the academy horror or genre films. Jordan Peeles Get out was the rare exception, but his 2022 Alien film nope was completely ignored. In nopeas Gavia Baker Whitelaw wrote this week: “Peele explicitly comments on the destructive nature of people’s quest for cinematic fame and fortune, which is explored within the framework of a Jaws-like monster film. And to tell this story, he seriously upped his game as a director and employed some impressive audiovisual effects.”
➤ Everything everywhere at once discourse is back.
A24 EEAAOpremiered at SXSW last March, and now it’s been nominated for 11 Oscars. The movie has one 95% score on Rotten tomatoesand the audience rating is 89% – the General consensus is that the film is good. (Full disclosure: I checked and gave it 5/5 stars.) However, what happens every year when a film becomes popular and receives a lot of recognition, there are people say it’s bad. Expect this tired to continue discourse in March because something like that happens each year.
➤ Female directors were left out again.
Sarah Polleys women talk was the only one woman directed title nominated best picture. Despite a good year, no woman was nominated for best director movies made by women.
Why it matters
Thanks to apps like letterboxd and people sharing clips tick tockthere is more film discourse than ever online.
Sure, a lot of these people might not care about an awards show like the Oscars. But the nominations will likely bring more of these films into the public debate.
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