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'No Zoom' Oscars causes backlash, Hollywood media report

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Will these awards be for merit in ‘original ideas, creativity and true talent”?

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In recent years, it’s apparent that awarding merit has been overtaken by the perceived idea to recognize certain ‘demographic quotas’.

Sorry Hollywood producers: It’s not merit you’re rewarding. And, we recognize it’s not ‘real activism’ if you’re just pretending to support and not putting in your money and efforts. You’re just pushing ‘selective agenda’ ONLY for the purpose of popularity, payola and ‘ratings’.

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Will these awards be for merit in ‘original ideas, creativity and true talent”?

Particularly the last 5 years for Best Picture winners, the agenda has been focused on race, politics, sexual orientation or religion. How many of those movies were worthy of a 2nd viewing, will be considered a classic and rewatched 30 years later? I liked Green Book but even the left in Hollywood turned on it calling it a racist, white savior movie.

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In recent years, it’s apparent that awarding merit has been overtaken by the perceived idea to recognize certain ‘demographic quotas’.

Did you like it better when irredeemably crappy movies like "Shakespeare in love" or "Out of Africa" won for best picture?

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We were referring to ‘the technical aspects of the overall production (acting, directing, cinematography, musical score, screenplay, etc) as opposed to the politics involved’.

@Jaspc 9:12a. - Don’t know who “ - “ voted Your ‘opinions’, when movies, like music, literature, art, are a ‘subjective’ experience.

- 1999’s “Shakespeare in Love” with 13 nominations and 7 wins reflects “He, whose name shall no longer be spoken” ‘s power, influence and coercion over much of Hollywood at that time.

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Just cancel the stupid "awards" show & have one next year

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We were referring to ‘the technical aspects of the overall production (acting, directing, cinematography, musical score, screenplay, etc) as opposed to the politics involved’.

Then you must agree that Moonlight is a vastly superior movie to Shakespeare in Love or the appaling "Crash". Because it objectively is wonderfully written, directed and acted. 12 years a slave also was a cinematographic gem (and Steve McQueen is one of the best directors alive). As is Parasite.

So what exactly are you complaining about?

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