For me, there’s only one important issue: Do they like popular movies?
Careful, this is a trick question, because “popular” is hard to define, especially when it comes to Oscar.
This year, worldwide box office was led by “Beauty and the Beast,” which earned $1.2 billion. The global top 20 also includes awards possibilities like “Logan,” “Dunkirk” and “Wonder Woman.” There are other 2017 films that make you feel better at the end than you did at the start, including “The Big Sick,” “The Disaster Artist,” “Downsizing,” “Call Me by Your Name” and “Get Out.”
But what are their Oscar chances? In the past 15 years, Oscar voters have leaned toward dark material.
For most of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ 90 years, popular films got regular Oscar attention. Among the many