What'ya think of this? Personally I was quite irritated by the video because it's a really moot point. The new system doesn't result in safer movies, just in different safe movies. They bring up Crash as a polarizing or daring choice, when the film got 7,8 on IMDB (more than any ohter nominee that year) and only has half of the ammount of 1/10 votes that Brokeback got. Likewise their La La Land < Moonlight agenda irritated me a lot, not because I prefer any of the films (I've seen neither) but because La La Land actually had lots of incredibly enthusiastic response (while they label it the boring consensus candidate that everyone thinks is just fine but not great) with lots of people watching it in cinema numerous times (which I haven't heard a single person say about Moonlight). It's clearly not the voting system but the voters themselves that are faulty of safe choices. They haven't nominated anything that looks particularly daring (I'd say Arrival looks the most like it's pushing for new ground), Toni Erdman would have been a daring choice, maybe Elle, probably even Captain Fantastic compared to the other nominees (and I mean in terms of it actually winning, a fringe nomination isn't worth much and isn't remembered by the public after years). LLL & Moonlight simply seem like 2 sides of American culture competing (I'm not trying to discredit the films, they seem reasonably original for BP winner both and they both got good responses).
"You see things; and you say Why? But I dream things that never were and I say Why not?" - George Bernhard Shaw
I haven't watched it yet but the fact that it's from Vox automatically makes me not take it seriously.
At times they make good contet but usually not when it's about politically loaded stuff. They managed to squish their political agenda in here aswell and that really irritated me. Either way I wasn't trying to advocate for the video. It irritated me when I watched it yesterday and since this is an award board, I thought I'd post something Awards related for once.