Forget seeing these movies. I’ve never even heard of them. Literally no one has ever even mentioned on of them. The Dark Herald explains why the Oscars are dying with an increasingly converged Hollywood, tracing it all back to THE ENGLISH PATIENT at Arkhaven:
The Oscars have been heading in this same direction for a while and this year they finally arrived. I didn’t see a single one of the nominees this year and I don’t know anyone who did.
Here is the list of nominees for Best Picture for the 2021 Academy Awards:
David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi and Philippe Carcassonne, Producers
JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
Shaka King, Charles D. King and Ryan Coogler, Producers
Ceán Chaffin, Eric Roth and Douglas Urbanski, Producers
Christina Oh, Producer
Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao, Producers
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Emerald Fennell and Josey McNamara, Producers
SOUND OF METAL
Bert Hamelinck and Sacha Ben Harroche, Producers
THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
Marc Platt and Stuart Besser, Producers
No impact. No idea. And no desire to see any of these art house flicks.
And in case you are wondering about the last two entries. The Oscars couldn’t come up with enough nominations to fill their ballot this year, that’s why the last two slots are blank. So why couldn’t the Oscars come up with enough bodies to fill the seats? Covid gets blamed but the fact of the matter is that there were enough theatrical releases during the nominating period to fill the slate.
However, there weren’t enough qualified films to do so. The standards for being nominated this year became a lot more stringent. Which is to say, Woke.
Of course, it’s also because there isn’t a single homogeneous market anymore. Hollywood is learning what happens when a host becomes too weak to support its parasites.