Kaluuya v Day-Lewis? I can’t wait for the Oscars

the Guardian | 2/10/2018 | Bim Adewunmi
The last time I saw every single movie nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards before the actual starry event was in 2006. Crash won that year, and perhaps something broke in me as a result – the season had been rich in more deserving candidates, and I may never forgive the Oscars for denying Brokeback Mountain its rightful prize. Betrayal by institutions is standard, of course, but that one stung hard.

Oscars season is when we sharpen knives and fall headlong into surprisingly permanent film tribes. Did George Clooney deserve his win over Jake Gyllenhaal that year? I would argue no, but I know people who will die on that hill, even now. Last year’s envelope flub was very much the cherry on top of a crystallised argument months in the making: La La Land v Moonlight. I loved both, and always will, but the pleasure that...
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