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Of course 1917 is going to win, and be the most undeserved win since golden compass. It just won the Bafta.I can't turn anywhere without seeing the shit pile up faster & heavier than ever right now, on micro and macro levels. I've felt cynical about the world since age 10 in Little League, when I found out it isn't how you play the game, it's whether the other team's first baseman's dad is the league president and he starts umpiring his own son's games when they fall to 2nd place and your own team is in first place, and you start getting called out on strikes with pitches that bounce across home plate, and your coach gets kicked out of the league during a game by this same guy for no damn reason other than competence and honesty intimidated him. That was pre-Watergate, by the way. But under all that cynicism I still have held out a sliver of hope, and honestly, that died this last week. I have no faith or trust in anything or anyone outside of my wife at this point. The few celebrities I admired and trusted have died (a surprising number in the last two years, presumably of broken hearts and spirits after putting themselves on the line for various human rights.)
Even when ILM get all the needed requirements, ground-breaking artistry and technology, fx that service the story, critical acclaim, and a great director whom the academy love, fuck you ILM, you worked for the wrong film studio!
I know the world is shit right now, but does every single little thing have to be shit too?
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The Lion King
I think TLK will win but I would also keep a look out at 1917 for the upset.
3rd time in the last 5 years that ILM was robbed at the Oscars. The Academy criteria are quite simple:find a way to not give the prize to ILM .I assume the other two years are 2015 when The Force Awakens lost and 2018 when Avengers: Infinity War lost to First Man.