So now, I have my ideal lineup of nominees and winners that I think the Academy should have gone for, one that would have guaranteed less controversy and more people willing to watch the show. With that, I combined box office numbers with the objective quality of the film, so that the nominees are movies the general public has actually heard of, and promote strong artistic values. I also made sure that there's an even balance, particularly in the Best Picture lineup, of films that appeal to men and women, as well as represent different ethnicities. Each of the top ten grossing films of the year get nominations, even if just for tech categories (except for Joker, because its Razzie nomination discredits its public respect). I also tried to make sure that of the films that pass as works of art, they each have an even balance of nominations in the major categories (Picture, Director, Screenplay, Acting) as the tech categories, that way, they can be looked at as not only profound social commentaries, but exercises in the power of visual storytelling. I don't want otherwise effective films like 1917 to be looked at as great technical achievement and nothing else, because they contain so much more depth than just that.
I'll try to do more of these with as many of the 2010s Oscar lineups as I can, but I ultimately want you to see this as a good guide on what films I most recommend you see, and just what problems exist within the Academy of Motion Pictures. Feel free to comment your thoughts!