'Gross Injustice': Fans slam The Academy for ignoring Park Chan-wook's 'Decision To Leave' at the 95th Academy Awards

'Gross Injustice': Fans slam The Academy for ignoring Park Chan-wook's 'Decision To Leave' at the 95th Academy Awards
Tang wei and Park Hae-il in a still from 'Decision To Leave' (MUBI)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Park Chan-wook made a stunning comeback in the field of directing with 'Decision To Leave' and there was no doubt that the film was one of the best movies of 2022. The movie has been considered to be a frontrunner in the Foreign Language category and was poised to to win it as well. However, the Academy shocked everyone when they announced the nominees for the aforementioned category and 'Decision To Leave' was not included in the list of movies going up for the prestigious trophy.

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The film focuses on the lives of two people who are very different in nature, yet they have something similar in them. So, a detective named Hae-jun (Park Hae-il) is investigating the murder, in which the victim's widow, Seo-rae (Tang Wei), turns out to be the prime suspect. However, as soon as he meets her, he is surprised by the fact that she's so charming. Slowly, he begins to form an emotional bond with her that manages to create a shadow over his judgement. However, the situation starts getting more complicated and we see Hae-jun's feelings becoming more obsessive.

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A still from 'Decision To Leave' (MUBI)
A still from 'Decision To Leave' (MUBI)

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When Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams took stage to announce the nominess, everyone was hoping for Chan-Wook's movie to get the nod, but they were shattered when 'Close' made it to the list and not 'Decision To Leave'. The other four nominees in the category are: 'All Quiet on the Western Front' (Germany), 'Argentina, 1985' (Argentina), 'EO' (Poland), and 'The Quiet Girl (Ireland).

As expected, fans couldn't believe what they just saw and expressed their disappointment on social media and called out the Academy for this big blunder. One of the fans wrote, "DECISION TO LEAVE ROBBED!!!!! Otherwise Oscar noms basically fine. But really not even for international feature?" Another fan tweeted, "no decision to leave nominations? oscars i hope you perish." Another fan wrote, "It is such a shame that Park Chan Wook's masterful direction for Decision To Leave got snubbed at the Oscars." Another social media user tweeted, "No nominations for decision to leave is a gross injustice."

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"Park Chan-wook's DECISION TO LEAVE getting snubbed at the Oscars across the board, and especially in Best International Feature, is really frustrating. Just a great work of art on every conceivable front," wroter another user. "Decision to Leave receiving 0 recognition at the Oscars is just wrong," wrote another one.



 

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The movie received universal acclaim and currently holds a rating of 93% on review Rotten Tomatoes. 

The 95th Oscars will take place on Sunday, March 12 at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and air live on ABC

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