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Personally, I think that who wins and Oscar and why is a mystery to a lot of us.
It's funny how many Oscars are won for movies that no one I know has ever seen.
How many people here, for instance, have seen Monster's Ball, the movie Halle Berry won an Oscar for in 2001? I've never seen it and no one I knew at the time had ever seen it.
Not to mention the fact that Berry, though very beautiful, is not known to be a a particularly great actress.
Sometimes it just seems kind of...random.
I think a lot of it may have something to do with the amount of largesse studios are prepared to throw at it or the amount of m,oney they are prepared to spend on lobbying. After all its about getting a certain number of a closed group to vote on something - something that companies spend millions of dollars doing with congress. I imagine, given the vast needs to be loved in Hollywood that it's considerably cheaper there. (LOL)
Since 1991 the only movies that won best movie that I thought were worth it were Shakespeare in Love, Forrest Gump and, possibly The Hurt Locker. Doesn't mean I didn't like any of the others but most of them were not overwhelmingly impressive.