Conversely, I would pick Nomadland over all of last year's nominees, with the possible exception of Parasite.It was fine, but just shows how poor cinema was/is in 2020/21 when this film gets a 10 on here and wins Best Picture at the Oscars. Put this film in any other Best Picture category of the last few decades and it wouldn't win. In years to come I think people will look back at these past 12-18 months and realise how below par it was.
When you also look at the other films that were nominated for Best Picture this year - Mank, Minari, Sound of Metal, The Trial of the Chicago 7 etc - all were 'okay' but the bar was definitely lower this year.
Last year's Best Picture nominees - 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Parasite, Joker, The Irishman, Marriage Story, Jojo Rabbit, Ford v Ferrari (aka Le Mans 66) and Little Women - all of those (excluding perhaps Little Women) are more deserving of Best Picture than this year's selections, and that wasn't a particularly vintage year.
Absolutely. Films like Nomadland can be divisive due to their subject matter.The beauty of opinions.