Today’s the day where Hollywood’s elites gather to celebrate the films that make them feel the most superior while begrudgingly throwing a bone to the films your average joe actually likes to appease ABC’s need to have eyeballs on screen to sell commercial space at higher prices! That’s right, it’s the Oscars! The 91st Academy Awards has been riddled with ridiculous and hilarious mishaps all year long, from the aborted popular film category to replacing controversial hosts to trying to cut awards on the telecast only to recant after backlash, among other disasters! The meta misfortunes of the ceremony aside, how do the actual films stack up, and which ones should walk away with that gaudy gold statue? Just like last year, Lum and VLord recap the Oscars and what the Academy should pick as the winners if they actually voted on merit!

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About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.