2018-2019 Awards Season

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Bacon wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 6:44 pm
Post ROMA, the Academy governors will discuss rule change proposals aimed at Netflix but could affect indie films
https://www.indiewire.com/2019/02/steve ... 202047846/
Spielberg is turning into a grumpy old man. What about these majority of people watching DVD screeners on their tv and voting pretty much doesn't help his point.

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LEXX wrote:
March 2nd, 2019, 6:01 pm
Bacon wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 6:44 pm
Post ROMA, the Academy governors will discuss rule change proposals aimed at Netflix but could affect indie films
https://www.indiewire.com/2019/02/steve ... 202047846/
Spielberg is turning into a grumpy old man. What about these majority of people watching DVD screeners on their tv and voting pretty much doesn't help his point.
Spielberg might be leading the fight, but it's very likely that PTA, Nolan, Tarantino and some others support him in defending the sacrality of the big screen.
The thing is Netflix played it very well by putting all on Roma who is indeed made for the big screen, and that may have lost Best Picture because people who saw it at home didn't fully experience it. The situation would be very different if instead of Roma, Netflix had pushed something alike Green Book, Spotlight. In that case, much more people would join Spielberg.
It's not because his fight is to be lost that there is no glory in fighting it.

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I wonder if the media would have still lashed out at Spielberg, if Green Book was a Netflix film and Roma was instead a fully theatrical release.£

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If the end product of this is that Netflix moves to something closer to Amazon's model of an actual limited theatrical release for its actual big ticket features, then go Spielberg.

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ArmandFancypants wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 8:21 am
If the end product of this is that Netflix moves to something closer to Amazon's model of an actual limited theatrical release for its actual big ticket features, then go Spielberg.
agree

also, it took a whole 24 hours for a concerning number of ppl on film twitter to go all in on the “Spielberg is an old racist who wants to keep minority filmmakers marginalized.” which might be the worst take of all time. we can argue about the merits of nominating or not nominating “TV movies” for Oscars, but 75% of the takes i’m seeing are simply misrepresenting what the dude even said

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Michaelf2225 wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 10:29 am
ArmandFancypants wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 8:21 am
If the end product of this is that Netflix moves to something closer to Amazon's model of an actual limited theatrical release for its actual big ticket features, then go Spielberg.
agree

also, it took a whole 24 hours for a concerning number of ppl on film twitter to go all in on the “Spielberg is an old racist who wants to keep minority filmmakers marginalized.” which might be the worst take of all time. we can argue about the merits of nominating or not nominating “TV movies” for Oscars, but 75% of the takes i’m seeing are simply misrepresenting what the dude even said
The Wokester brigade are some of the dumbest people on the planet with no concept of nuance. Not surprising.

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American politics have turned into quite a loony house, and its plague is unfortunately spreading into film community and nerddoms.

People are so blinded with the hatred for the other side that they just automatically shut down their brains, the second they as much as smell something that resembles the politics of the opposite party.

Critics have never been more unreliable, awards have never been less relevant and fandoms have never been as toxic and abusive. It's a suffocating environment at this rate.£

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Master Virgo wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 7:12 pm
American politics have turned into quite a loony house, and its plague is unfortunately spreading into film community and nerddoms.

People are so blinded with the hatred for the other side that they just automatically shut down their brains, the second they as much as smell something that resembles the politics of the opposite party.

Critics have never been more unreliable, awards have never been less relevant and fandoms have never been as toxic and abusive. It's a suffocating environment at this rate.£
Spot on. It’s really annoying.
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Master Virgo wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 7:12 pm
Critics have never been more unreliable,£
I'm very disappointed to see so many of the top critics taking easy shots at movies they dislike. It's not very clever coming from an unknown twitter account, though it can be funny when it's well done, but I'd expect more from professionnals. So many of them just had such a good time dismissing Green Book, Vice or Bohemian Rhapsody. Rather than just get RT by making mean jokes about these films they could rather argue. Also, why did so many critics during this award season spent so much time talking about the films they don't like, instead of defending the films they love? They should go watch Ratatouille's ending again!
(sorry I kind of modified the context of the quote)

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