Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
Is Oscar Baiting Real?
With every year comes a new award season and while there are always surprise contenders (Moonlight , Room , Slumdog Millionaire ), there are always films that everyone views as being made purely to receive awards and acclaim.
The recent commentary surrounding La La Land (2016) as being awarded purely because Hollywood like a film about itself; any number of period dramas (The Kings Speech [2010, The Artist ) as well as films that don’t do too well at the box office but receive multiple Academy Award nominations.
Is there anything wrong with this?