Great writing. Excellent acting. But Best Picture… eh.
That’s certainly a substantial argument you’re making.
Think about it this way: it’s a movie about Ivy school millionaires suing an Ivy school billionare. It’s about stock ownership shares, and people writing millions of lines of code. It’s a movie where no one is particularly good or heroic or noble and the protagonist is sumpremely self-absorbed.
Yet, it’s thoroughly fascinating and engrossing. When I heard Aaron Sorkin was writing a movie about Facebook, I laughed, thinking it was a joke. That they could turn it into such a fantastic film I thought was pretty amazing.
ETA: I’m not arguing that it should win Best Picture, but I think it deserves the nomination.