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    This is not the first time Bret Easton Ellis has criticised Oscar awards, as in 2012 he claimed that "Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow managed to win the prize because she's "a hot woman".

    American movie director and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis, who is famous for his contribution to "American Psycho", has questioned the reasons behind Black Panther's Best Picture at the Oscars nomination, The Wrap reported. 

    "There is no one out here in La La Land I've met who thinks ‘Black Panther' is that good as a movie," he was cited as saying by the online outlet. 

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    According to Ellis's claim, the jury is casting a vote to encourage diversity, not due to the movie's outstanding production. 

    Social media users reacted to the director's suggestion and immediately turned to Twitter to share their views of "Black Panther" and its Oscar nomination, with some condemning Ellis in their tweets.

    However, some echoed his views. 


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