the oscars are redux, with the same old meme being pushed down the throat of those who watch the show, which explains why their ratings are so low. No, I didn't watch it: I haven't seen most of the films anyway, so I just don't care.
The old saying is: if you want to send a message, send a telegram i.e. don't do it in a movie... or distort entertainment into propaganda. A classic in books/plays/movies can mold one's view of an episode, but the reason they are classic is that they have universal themes: topical themes tend to go out of date quickly.
I did see the film that won: a parable/fairy tale on interspecies love and understanding. And how "outsiders" can fight the powerful. That is, of course, a good theme: but who are the "outsiders"?
However, DelToro did that theme of interspecies love before, in the Hellboy series, and did it more entertainingly, I might add. But in Hellboy, the government uses the species to protect normal people against evil paranormals (Rasputin and Nazis), and Hellboy's adopted father is a Catholic... Who wudda thot.
In those films, there is interspecies love (Hellboy's and Aquaman's) without graphic scenes.
But of course "water" is art: Hellboy is just a comic. So whatever.