“Except the Globes and some of the Oscar nominations still indicate that change is a long process. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which has seen significant criticism for its treatment of racism and domestic violence, continued its popularity to pick up six Oscar nominations. A favourite in the tight race for best picture between Lady Bird, Get Out, and The Shape of Water, Three Billboards represents a regressiveness despite the cultural change. It’s like a last dying breath of resistance, but a reward for it would ring like an endorsement.
An Oscars ceremony for 2018 would recognise this, continuing the trend of recognising the power of stories that situate themselves at the forefront of the culture.”