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Oscars 2023 -- How different the impact is.

I'm at my office and Oscar nominations were announced 4, 5 hours ago. Work with a group of people who stay up on movies, theater, books, etc...Definitely follow pop culture. Not one person has yet to mention this morning's nominations, and I've only gotten 1 email. I think they've became unnecessary to so many. Am I alone in sensing this? I remember even 10, 15 years ago, the announcement would be everywhere and people would start talking about what they've seen, and what they've yet to see. Maybe I'm using rose-colored glasses, but something has shifted, I think.

by Anonymousreply 8January 24, 2023 11:42 PM

No one wants to say the wrong thing. If you support surprise nominee Andrea Riesborough, does that mean you are against black actresses? If you're happy for Ruben Ostlund, are you against female directors. It has become totally politicized.

by Anonymousreply 1January 24, 2023 7:59 PM

People are just done with award shows and they're done watching rich, privileged celebrities stroke each others cocks and preaching politics.

by Anonymousreply 2January 24, 2023 8:01 PM

DL isn't representative of most of the world. Most people don't care about the Oscars, Hollywood, and actors.

by Anonymousreply 3January 24, 2023 8:10 PM

I think you've answered your own question in your post, OP...

[quote] I remember even 10, 15 years ago, the announcement would be everywhere and people would start talking about what they've seen, and what they've yet to see.

That's my timeline as well: that it's been about 15 years since the awards had even modest impact or reflected films not all of which I'd likely dismiss out of hand.

In the intervening years the awards have been a matter of routine rather than any hint of excitement. Over my lifetime the discussion of winners has tipped increasingly to which film should win best picture for its message or prescience more than for for its quality as a film. Acceptance speeches (which I used to defend as the important part of the awards, not the bit that should be cut first) have become apologies and platforms for pro forma pat messages as if the speaker were addressing a room of people who had an even slightly different opinion.

More than all that, films are not what they used to be. There are action films, superheroes, the occasional stupid comedy, and a couple of message films. That's the choice over a while year.

Better films and series are made for TV streaming platforms than for cinemas. Cinemas are not what they used to be in big markets like the U.S. La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) was watched by 200M, maybe 350M people on Netflix and was better than what was in offer in cinemas over those same three years. More original, better acting, more interesting characters, production qualities, music... Cinema is done except for big screen fans in a few genres like superheros -- not an audience number to scoff at, but a defined and fairly static group. Cinema's hope has for a long time turned on TV distribution and this trend only grows more prevalent.

The whole idea of an academy of motion picture arts seems antiquated, as does the focus on motion pictures apart from things made for TV. The distinction is an artificial one now. The awards shows will be the last to catch on.

by Anonymousreply 4January 24, 2023 9:06 PM

One erudite DAtalounger here says these awards turned to trash in 1967.

I think I agree.

by Anonymousreply 5January 24, 2023 9:15 PM

That is because normal working class people don't give a fuck about overpaid privileged bitches playing dress up, who then go to award shows to stroke each others cocks and clits. People have had enough of this. Personally, I wish Will Smith would show up at every award show and slap the fuck out of all of them

by Anonymousreply 6January 24, 2023 9:33 PM

In the past I always noted when nominations were coming out and even set my alarm to see them live.

I didn’t even know that the nominations were today till I saw the thread on DL. So weird how times have changed.

I heard about the praise for Andrea Riseborough’s performance on DL and planned to watch To Leslie at some point. Her nomination makes me want to see it sooner rather than later but I’ll probably not watch the ceremony. I haven’t watched it in 3-4 years.

by Anonymousreply 7January 24, 2023 9:33 PM

ENGLISH 2023 - - How different the impact is. [quote] they've became unnecessary

by Anonymousreply 8January 24, 2023 11:42 PM
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