This is a fairly absurd hypothetical, but let's imagine that somehow the raw, abrasive verite cop genre (Serpico, Report to the Commissioner, Busting, Prince of the City) never manifested in force during in the '70s and '80s, and that The French Connection was an explosive new film in 2023. Same style, same story, younger cast. Would it have a chance of winning the Best Picture Oscar, or would it be dismissed as impossibly racist and coarse and insensitive, etc.?