Netflix ‘duties may very well be an Oscar contender regardless of controversy
It should be noted that even if Cuties of France is selected, the film will face a lot of competition from other films around the world that are also being entered for the Best International Feature category. Oscar prediction website Gold Derby doesn’t even have cuties on its radar right now. Films from Canada, the Czech Republic, Iran, Israel, Japan, Poland, Romania and Russia fill the “leading competitors” category. The cuties’ odds are likely not as competitive as they could have been due to the poor press the film has received, although it has certainly generated high interest and high profile from the backlash.