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The reason this movie won the Oscar


It's a feel-good, crowd-pleasing movie and the Academy is mostly white, old and male. Put 2 and 2 together.

More critical people think it's a simplistic movie (racist white man meets black man. Movie ends with them becoming friends. Another movie from the POV of a white man about the experience of a black man in America, made by white men). Fair criticism.

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I saw the film, and I feel the reason it won is pretty simple: It was a good film. Take all the politics out of it, and what's left is a film that is successful in entertaining the audience, and make them feel (even cry). It's old fashioned filmmaking, done superbly. With a fascinating story, great acting and very nice period detail.

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I thought it was just ok.

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Sounds like the type of movie that the Academy just loves.

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It is fair criticism ... it was also a good movie in my opinion. Anything that portrays blacks and whites finding out about each other and getting along is OK in my book after all the racist BS we have seen in the media and from the White House.

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"Racism BAD, LGBT GOOD" the movie. /s

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With all the strong antagonism between political parties these days, to me it was a great story about two extremely opposite people choosing to see beyond their own views and find the value and humanity in each other. Miracles can happen.

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