1917 might win the Oscar for Best Picture – but here’s why it shouldn’t

(note: I am so pleased I was wrong!)

As the final, most hysterical night of the film industry’s calendar approaches, this year’s Oscars look to be, yet again, disappointingly predictable. A good film, Sam Mendes’ 1917, will probably win the highest accolade – but when it does, the Academy will have failed once again.

The World War I epic has been picking up steam ever since it opened, and won a whopping seven awards at last weekend’s BAFTAs (February 2). 1917 made little noise pre-release, and then suddenly exploded as it hit cinema screens. It’s a gripping mission led by two vulnerable soldiers tasked with delivering a message across enemy lines.

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