Sanchez, are you sure you’re not the one who’s missing the point? All of the things you said are perfectly valid and have a lot of truth in them, but I feel like the dialogue has since shifted from whether or not BP is worthy enough on its own merit, and more towards what the reaction and discussions it caused says about us (us, not NF, but the internet communities, everyone).
There’s A LOT of hypocrisy, over exaggeration and sensationalism at play on both sides of the coin - the media, us, etc. Which is why I never would want people to assume that I think racism or racial bias is the single element that caused all of these reactions and backlash, and what not. But you can’t just up and say it’s “100% irrelevant” when you only have yourself and a couple of people on here to compare everything to, as you said you don’t follow online film communities that much. Just because it’s irrelevant to you, and maybe like, 2 or 3 other members on here, doesn’t mean that discussions of how everyone’s treatment of BP, both hyperbolic adoration and abhorrent trashing, may relate to racism, are of no value. There are way more members that are, in some way or another, in agreement that there may be some type of bias or prejudice at play here, so are we all “missing the point”?
edit: besides, a film doesn’t need to have award worthy acting to get a best picture nom, and vice versa. And there are always more best picture slots then directing, of course not everyone’s going to get in. The nominations are awkward as hell for the most part, but that’s no thanks to BP, gosh lol.