Live Poll: What's Your Take on Black Panther's Best Picture Oscar Nomination?

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Black Panther (2018) is officially the first superhero movie to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. What's your opinion about it?

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Posted 6 months ago

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Paok,

Please correct the title of your list from:
What's your take on Black Panther's Best Picture Oscar Nomimation?

To:
What's Your Take on Black Panther's Best Picture Oscar Nomination?
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Paok, you still have Nomimation instead of Nomination.
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Bump.
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Paok-Kilkis

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Corrected
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Paok,

Thank you for making the correction.

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Worst choice to have been made by the 
Academy Award since his foundation. If Black panther is winning i will never watch Oscar again. Because The Dark Knight didn't get a nomination in Best Picture and in it was ten thousand times better. So i entirely agree with the choice number 4  in your list. Furthermore, this is in my opinion NOT THE BEST SUPERHERO MOVIE  OF THE YEAR.
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Agreed. I like Black Panther, I really do, but I am not gonna compare it to The Dark Knight because it's blasphemy. I am gonna compare it to Avengers: Infinity War and I think Academy isn't right because Avengers is way better.
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MY FACE RIGHT NOW 
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Great poll!  My choice: #5.
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My opinion is not exactly reflected in any of your options. I wouldn't have nominated it and I think there are several superhero movies that have been better, among them The Dark Knight. But I'm not opposed to its nomination, and I am ok with the genre having a shot at the maximum honor.

While past movies are indeed better, I don't think that comparission is fair, they should only be measured against the competition in their own year. The Dark Knight missing was a terrible mistake, and it will be hard to have a better superhero movie, but that mistake doesn't disqualify all other genre movies on the basis that they were not better than The Dark Knight.

My main issue with Black Panther is that I think what took it to Best Picture glory is the same as other movies from differetn genres, it speaks about African American problems and since the absurd discussion some years ago, it is mandatory to have african american films in the competition regardless of their merits.

I also think is part of a effort to mae the Oscars cool with popular movies, the same reason that got Bohemian Rhapsody in.
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I would not have nominated it.
I agree with your analysis. especially in its securing a nomination on the shoulders of a more deserving The Dark Knight. While, Black Panther is a fine film, made by talented film makers and breaks the superhero mold to some degree, I wouldn't have give it a nomination, nor would I have given Bohemian Rhapsody one, over some other films that weren't as popular. As with many other situations in other fields, it doesn't hold up when judged in a vacuum. Both, films are more about being good enough and took advantage of being released at a time when they could fully take advantage changes in voter sentiment.

So, the Oscars got it mostly right with a few exceptions and are imperfect. How is that any different than any other year? Or how is it any other listing or race in another field, they all seem to suffer from the same malady of timing being as important as merit. It is more interesting to me that it is a discussion topic than the fact it happened.

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I would only have nominated it if there had been 100 places to fill but given past decisions, the Oscars aren't criteria for cinematic quality. Still better than the Avengers movie though :P
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Traditionally they don't nominate popular pictures. I'm baffled why this got the nod for a nomination.
Unless you factor in the poor ratings the Oscars have been getting. Or another consideration is AMPAS members average age is getting younger.
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I'm not against them nominating popular movies, I just don't care for this pick.  I think Christopher Robin or Pad. 2 should've been nominated.  :)
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FYC: 

(Something in the middle, perhaps like the following:)

I'm ambivalent: I generally don't think superhero movies are Oscar material but if one is going to be nominated, this is one of the better ones and, considering that minorities have historically been underrepresented at The Oscars, I'm glad a movie with an African-American director and cast was nominated. 
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That fits in with my AMPAS membership getting younger theory.
Thanks
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Added, thanks
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Thank you. : ) It will be interesting to see the results. I'm especially curious to see how many votes the option comparing Black Panther to other superhero movie gets. 
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There were better superhero movies that should've been nominated instead.
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I agree Arkas16
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It does not improve my opinion of either Black Panther or the superhero genre. It slightly improves my opinion of the Academy Awards, which tend to ignore entire genres and are overly appreciative of cookie-cutter melodramas. 
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Great job, Paok!
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Thanks
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GG
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Paok, I've got a new poll sugg and want your (and anyone else's) input.  Thanks!
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It is doesnt deserve oscar nomination just because all cast is black. It is mediocre movie!