By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

“We live in an era of entertainment specialization and bifurcated audiences, and for the Oscars, much less its competitors, to remain relevant, each organization needs to retreat to its respective corner and focus on what it does best. Let the Golden Globes nominate James Franco and Jessica Chastain every year, and let them celebrate The Greatest Showman. Let the Independent Spirit Awards narrow further. Instead of Frances McDormand getting a chance to practice her Oscar speech, throw love towards Cynthia Nixon, who played Emily Dickinson in A Quiet Passion. Let’s see Olivier Assayas receiving plaudits for directing Personal Shopper. And what if Frederick Wiseman and Bill Morrison had to duke it out for Best Documentary? I know plenty who would watch that show in a heartbeat.”

“We live in an era of entertainment specialization and bifurcated audiences, and for the Oscars, much less its competitors, to remain relevant, each organization needs to retreat to its respective corner and focus on what it does best. Let the Golden Globes nominate James Franco and Jessica Chastain every year, and let them celebrate The Greatest Showman. Let the Independent Spirit Awards narrow further. Instead of Frances McDormand getting a chance to practice her Oscar speech, throw love towards Cynthia Nixon, who played Emily Dickinson in A Quiet Passion. Let’s see Olivier Assayas receiving plaudits for directing Personal Shopper. And what if Frederick Wiseman and Bill Morrison had to duke it out for Best Documentary? I know plenty who would watch that show in a heartbeat.”

 

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