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Subject: Re: Oscar ratings crash - maybe the lowest of all time
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Subject: Re: Oscar ratings crash - maybe the lowest of all time
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On 3/6/2018 4:14 PM, Obveeus wrote:
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> On 3/6/2018 3:40 PM, moviePig wrote:
>> On 3/6/2018 2:55 PM, Obveeus wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> On 3/6/2018 2:07 PM, SLGreg wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 6 Mar 2018 11:36:37 -0500, Obveeus<Obveeus@aol.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I think the main reason that ratings dropped are:
>>>>>
>>>>> 1.  ratings for everything are dropping.
>>>>> 2.  this year's lineup of nominated movies was lackluster.  WONDER 
>>>>> WOMAN
>>>>> didn't get nominated to pull in the popular film crowd.  I know my
>>>>> desire to even watch went from low to zero when THE BIG SICK didn't 
>>>>> get
>>>>> nominated for Best Picture.  This year's winner, THE SHAPE OF 
>>>>> WATER, was
>>>>> a box office champ by Oscar winner standards, but still took in under
>>>>> $60million at the box office and barely made the Top50 films in box
>>>>> office for last year.
>>>>
>>>> THE SHAPE OF WATER wasn't geared at 14 year old boys, who line the box
>>>> office tills with all the super hero crap.
>>>
>>> True, it was aimed at 40+ women who are lonely.
>>>
>>> ...and it won apparently because voters heard the gimmick/hook 
>>> (trying to make a film where THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON gets 
>>> the girl) and applauded the successfulness of that goal.
>>>
>>>> I heard DUNKIRK made the most of all BP nominees. 
>>>
>>> True, but GET OUT was just barely behind at the US Box Office and it, 
>>> like THE SHAPE OF WATER left me perplexed as to why they were even 
>>> nominated.
>>
>> I haven't seen tSOW, but GET OUT, though entirely watchable, was 
>> obviously nominated for its racial significance and taboo-breakage.
> 
> MUDBOUND had racial significance.  GET OUT was just a one note gimmick.

I wrote 'significance' because I though 'vector' might be obscure.

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