Friendo: “Seriously, she could win. What Danielle Deadwyler, Viola Davis, Till director Chinonye Chukwu and Woman King helmer Gina Prince-Bythewood have unintentionally done is power her chances.”

HE: “Agreed. That wasn’t their intention, of course, but it was obvious what effect their sore-loser schtick was having when Michelle Yeoh essentially said they should suck it up, lick their wounds and wait in line, like she did for years.”