The Oscars Thread

The 2018 Oscar nominations were announced this morning. NPR has a complete list of nominees.

The only two films I've seen in any of the major categories (acting, directing, and best picture) are Get Out and Dunkirk, so I've got zero commentary to add about the nominations, besides yay for Jordan Peele and Greta Gerwig both being nominated for Best Director, a category which is usually nothing but white men.

[Content Note: Rape culture] I guess I'll also just note that a lot of the people nominated have either worked with Woody Allen and/or were signatories on the Free Polanski petition; that Gary Oldman was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife; and that Dear Basketball, a nominatation for Best Animated Short Film, is based on a poem written by accused rapist Kobe Bryant and also narrated by him.

Time's not up just yet, I guess.

Anyway. Discuss!

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