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'La La Land' should've won Best Picture
Last Edit: WaymanWong 04:27 am EDT 07/01/22
Posted by: WaymanWong 04:15 am EDT 07/01/22
In reply to: re: In modern history, musicals have very low odds of a Best Picture win - Chazwaza 04:01 am EDT 07/01/22

Long ago, the Academy rewarded musicals. In the '60s, 4 of them won Best Pic: ''West Side Story,'' ''My Fair Lady,'' ''The Sound of Music,'' ''Oliver!''

Not anymore. Nowadays, Oscar voters are snobs when it comes to musicals. If any recent one had a good shot at Best Picture, it was ''La La Land.''

It cleaned up that season, winning Best Picture from the Broadcast Film Critics, BAFTA and the New York Film Critics Circle.

''La La Land'' won 7 out of 7 Golden Globe nominations, including Best Comedy/Musical. (''Moonlight'' won only 1 Globe for Drama.)

''La La Land'' also won the PGA and DGA. Instead, it fell victim at the Oscars, in part, to a ridiculous smear campaign that accused it of being racist.

Oh, well. I haven't agreed with the Best Picture winner in decades. In my world, there's no way ''CODA'' is better than Spielberg's ''West Side Story.''
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