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‘The Post’ deserved better this awards season: Will Oscar voters throw it a bone for Best Picture and/or Meryl Streep?

‘The Post’ deserved better this awards season: Will Oscar voters throw it a bone for Best Picture and/or Meryl Streep?

Stop the presses! If I were an Oscar voter, “The Post” would get my vote for Best Picture.

No other film this year was as politically timely as Steven Spielberg‘s historical drama about Washington Post editor Katharine Graham’s (Meryl Streep) release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. While “The Post” takes place during President Nixon‘s tenure pre-Watergate, it feels just as important as ever thanks to the current administration’s constant attacks on the free press. However, the film only received two Oscar nominations: Best Picture and Best Actress for Streep. Oscar voters, my fingers are crossed that you throw “The Post” a bone in one (or both) of these categories so that the best film of the year doesn’t go home empty-handed.

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