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All These Oscars Montages Prove to Be Weirdly Controversial

Half of everyone loves a good montage

Kat Rosenfield

As the biggest, boldest, and most prestigious awards show of the year, the Oscars are always a magnet for controversy. Worthy contenders are snubbed, middling entries end up winning, and someone always shows up wearing something completely bonkers. But the weirdest wedge issue to come out of the 90th Annual Academy Awards might be... montages? Really?

Really! Despite the common wisdom on the subject (made official back in 2004 by the classic film, Team America: World Police), some members of the Oscars' viewing audience are pretty dang insistent that you do not, in fact, gotta have a montage -- while others were all about 'em. And in a ceremony where mashups of classic movie moments preceded every single category (including an epic entry for sound editing/mixing that clocked in at a whopping four minutes), the internet was not shy about registering either their enthusiasm or their loathing for these cinematic trips down memory lane, with virtually no emotions in between. Who loves a montage?

This guy!

But not this one.

Or this one.

On the other hand, this one.

Montages: YES!

Montages: NOOOOO.

And we're not sure how Billy Eichner feels about these montages, particularly, but they're definitely giving him ideas for a montage down the line.

Pssst, Billy: you don't need to wait for an Oscars hosting gig to put that together.

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