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This Is How The Academy Picked The Oscar Nominees

"I just couldn't connect."

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Many have criticized the Oscars' very, very white nominations this year. This video is about what the nomination process just might be like.

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After deciding that Creed star, Michael B. Jordan, is too young for the Best Actor In A Leading Role nomination, the Academy brings up Jennifer Lawrence as an option for Best Actress.

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Of course, she's three years younger than Mr. Jordan, but who's counting anyway?

After discussing the pronunciation of Compton ("Comp-TON?!?") in Straight Outta Compton, they decide that "It just wasn’t believable, enough...The point of a film like this is to convey the poetry of a journey."

And what could be a greater journey than going to Mars and back in The Martian?!? That is, if we're going to compare imaginary scenarios with CGI backdrops to events that actually happened in a real place.

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And although our panel liked Abraham Attah's character in the hit show The Wire (a show he was not in), they felt a little weird about his role in Beasts Of No Nation.

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Idris Elba. Idris Elba is the actor who had prominent roles in both Beasts Of No Nation and The Wire.

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