Oscars Deal Some History But With a ‘Sopranos’ Finale-Like Ending Leaving Viewers Puzzled

Oscars Deal Some History But With a ‘Sopranos’ Finale-Like Ending Leaving Viewers Puzzled
What was marketed as “what if the Oscars were a movie?” — the end result was more like, “What if the Oscars were a glossy version of the Golden Globes but with more Black people in attendance?”

In an unconventional year, the Oscars delivered an unconventional ceremony, making history, and even rearranging the show so that the biggest prize of best picture wasn’t handed out last. This small tweak undid an aesthetically rich ceremony and made it into a jaw-dropping and ill-advised decision to end the evening on best actress and actor, which saw Frances McDormand win her third acting (and fourth overall after winning best picture) for “Nomadland,” and Anthony Hopkins winning his second Oscar for “The Father” over presumed frontrunner Chadwick Boseman for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

I sounded the alarms early on that Hopkins and “The Father” were surging in the middle of final Oscars voting. To
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