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#1 Posted by CosmicMuffin (476 posts) - - Show Bio

@tourneymaster:

Suicide Squad won Hairstyling and Makeup, which is way less important than Costume Design.

Black Panther represented African / African American culture in its score, costumes and world building

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#2 Posted by CosmicMuffin (476 posts) - - Show Bio

@rem:

Age of Ultron only dropped $100 million from the first Avengers

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#3 Posted by CosmicMuffin (476 posts) - - Show Bio

@king-ragnar:

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.

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#4 Posted by CosmicMuffin (476 posts) - - Show Bio

@king-ragnar:

That’s not what I said. I literally said that money can buy a better campaign, but money cannot guarantee a nomination. Like 2 posts ago, tf?

And last year there was a great campaign for a Wonder Woman in all categories, which failed to snag even one.

http://www.goldposter.com/261338/

Movie got great reviews, had cultural appropriation and nothing. The campaign failed.

Just because it worked for Bohemian Rhapsody and Black Panther doesn’t mean it works for every film.

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#5 Posted by CosmicMuffin (476 posts) - - Show Bio

@king-ragnar:

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.

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#6 Posted by CosmicMuffin (476 posts) - - Show Bio

@king-ragnar:

Yeah, they had a major campaign for Mary Poppins Returns and that film missed out on Best Picture. Money can buy a better awards campaign, but it can’t buy a nomination.

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#7 Posted by CosmicMuffin (476 posts) - - Show Bio

This is absolutely perfect.

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.

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#8 Posted by CosmicMuffin (476 posts) - - Show Bio

@king-ragnar:

Some dude on Comic Vine believes it’s a 7/10 movie. Therefore, Disney must have paid critics and the Academy so it gets a Best Picture nom.

Or you know, film is subjective and other people just loved it, weird concept I know.

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#9 Posted by CosmicMuffin (476 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayc1324 said:

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.

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#10 Posted by CosmicMuffin (476 posts) - - Show Bio

@kingofwakanda said:

@magian: The best picture nominees are:

  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • A Star is Born
  • Vice

Damn was this year really that rough?

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.