You literally ignored my points about Wonder Woman, and Mary Poppins. And just restated your claim. Where’s the evidence. You’re just saying your opinion is a fact without any support. I actually gave support, which you keep ignoring.
And just because I like Black Panther means my opinion doesn’t matter? It’s clear as day you do NOT like Black Panther, so why should I believe your claim as reliable? Hypocritical much. Where’s your proof that money guarantees a nomination?
I’m not denying that campaigning for an Oscar allows you to get nominations. I’m only saying that just because you campaign and spend a lot of money, doesn’t mean you will automatically receive a nomination. Are you dense? Where has your point ever held true in any past years of the Oscars? You know how much studios spend to campaign films, only to see them get snubbed in categories? You have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about.
Once again, why didn’t it work for Mary Poppins then? Probably because it wasn’t all together a great movie. Black Panther actually had great reviews and a message of African American celebration which they used in their campaign. And no, you can’t just say it was only nominated for that reason, because the african celebration is literally a part of the movie and one of the best aspects of it.
That’s like saying “Heath Ledger was only nominated for best supporting actor because he was good in the movie”. Alright? It’s just restating why it was nominated and trying to put a negative spin on it.
There are films nominated purely for political reasons every year but nobody cares because they’re small indie films that made maybe $20 million at the box office at most. So nobody saw them, so nobody can complain. However Black Panther was seen by almost everyone, and it gets nominated for political reasons so now it’s popular to hate on it and people say “Disney bought the award” or “I’m done with the Oscars, they don’t even matter because it’s all political”, alright, where have you people been the last 20 years? Y’all only pissed because it’s basically a meme at this point to hate on Black Panther.
Also want to address that Black Panther was a huge contender in categories like Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and supporting actor for Michael B. Jordan. On all the prediction websites, these categories ranked like 6th or 7th for the predicted nominees. When nominations came, it unfortunately didn’t make the cut for either 3. It was just too much of a crowded year. The Writers Guil Awards nominated BP for adapted screenplay, which is arguably more important than the writing award for the Oscars, and Black Panther’s acting was nominated at the Sceen Actors Guild Awards for best Ensemble. A category that the Academy for some reason doesn’t have, but for sure would have nominated Black Panther for. All the cast is great as a whole, but individually no one stood out to make it in the top 5. So basically it did those major awards very well, but just not well enough to get a nomination. But it was done well enough to be considered in another category—Best Picture. The category that recognizes every aspect of film as a whole.
Why do people try to separate the cultural impact of BP from the movie? Like people always bring up how it's only nominated for stuff because it deals with race, but that is kind of the point of the movie.
If I may ask, what films would you have nominated for Best Picture? All these movies are great, with the exception of Bohemian Rhapsody. Still don't understand how a movie that got mixed reviews from critics (49 on Metacritic) got nominated for Best Picture.