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And The Oscar For The Most Snubs Goes To…

The Oscars.

The Academy Award nominations are always contentious and this year was no exception. With the growing trend of #OscarsSoWhite and #OscarsSoMale, we thought we’d give a little shout out to some of the people that deserved the nomination.

Listen to the GOAT team breaking down all the Oscar snubs in the latest ep of It’s Been A Big Day For... below:

Here they are:

Booksmart

While Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut was considered by many as an instant classic, it looks like the Oscars are yet again, snubbing comedy. Although Beanie Feldstein picked up a nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical at the Golden Globes, the movie was shut out of every single category at the Oscars. In a way, the Oscars are very similar to Amy and Molly before leaving high school, they’re both anti-fun.

The Cast of Parasite

This morning, Parasite made history as the first South Korean film ever to be nominated for an Oscar. While it racked up directional, editing, production design, and screenplay nominations, we can’t help but notice that none of the cast were nominated for their acting ability. How does the Academy think this movie came to life? SMH.

Beyoncé

Queen B just missed out on the award at the Golden Globes, and now she’s not even nominated! While “Spirit (from The Lion King)” was a clear contender for Best Original Song at this year’s Oscars, a nomination was nowhere in sight, with the Randy Newman and Elton John nominated instead. Interestingly enough, Yoncé doesn’t have the best relationship with the academy as she was mysteriously disqualified as a songwriter for the ultimate-power ballad “Listen” from Dreamgirls. 

Lupita Nyong’o

Jordan Peele’s Us snub exhibits two things: the Academy are afraid to award people of colour and the Academy are afraid of horror movies. To be honest,  Lupita Nyong’o deserves a nomination for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, given her iconic performance as both Adelaide Wilson and her evil counterpart. So, to give her neither? Disgraceful. I hope the clones of the Academy are a lot nicer than they are. 

The Farewell

Last week, Awkwafina won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, but the Oscars didn’t nominate The Farewell at all. Considering the brilliant direction coming out of Lulu Wang and the unconventional performance from Awkwafina, the snubbing of this A24 film was a shock that hit hard. 

Jennifer Lopez

While Jennifer Lopez picked up nominations from the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role in the commercially-acclaimed Hustlers, the Oscars have turned a blind eye. I guess that makes her, Jenny from the block-ed from receiving any genuine recognition. Thanks for that Oscars. Thanks. 

Greta Gerwig

Okay yes, Little Women racked up a Best Picture and a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination, but where the hell was the nomination for Best Director?

Oscars are keeping the #OscarsSoMale reputation well and truly alive with this awful snub. Fellow Little Women star Florence Pugh has also weighed in, saying Greta’s lack of nomination is “incredibly upsetting…Gerwig literally made a film about this – about women working and their relationship with money and their relationship with working in a man’s world … So [this] only underlines how important it is — because it’s happening.” Tea was spilt.

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Britney Spears Changed Pop Music 21 Years Ago, It's Time We Give Thanks

I just wanna go back, sing “(Hit Me)... Baby One More Time”

On this day in 1999, the then-unknown Britney Spears released her debut album, …Baby One More Time. Twenty-one years later, we’re still seeing its impact on the pop industry. 

I can’t believe Britney invented school.

Who knew that when a teenage-Spears left the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and burst onto the music scene that she would become the most iconic pop-star of recent history. 

A legend then, a legend now.

The album deserves nothing short of legendary-status. The 12-track LP is home to the bubblegum-pop smashes “(You Drive Me) Crazy”, “From the Bottom of My Broken Heart“, “Born to Make You Happy“, “Sometimes” and of course, the catchiest song of all time, “…Baby One More Time”. Not to mention the not-at-all dated song-title “Email My Heart”. The ‘90s were a weird time, man. 

Never forget this Britney-led Japanese candy ad.

The breakout single “…Baby One More Time” ultimately gave Ms. Spears a platform to become the pop queen she now is. Racking up number ones in three separate decades, Britney’s first album gave us such a high benchmark of pop music, fans were subsequently shocked at her ability to continuously improve with hits like “Toxic”, “Gimmie More” and “Till The World Ends”.

Also, “Work B*tch”… Never forget “Work B*tch”.

Who knew that a TLC throwaway single would become the iconic Britney song we all know and love?!

But, what this album showed more than anything else, was that there was a need and a demand for pure, bubblegum pop in the 90’s music industry.

We’re talking about a time period where angsty-rock was at its peak. Britney was the voice that so many people yearned to hear and she paved the way for so many artists debuting in the years after. 

These glasses? A music AND a style icon!

As the millennium began, teen-pop dominated pop culture. MTV’s TRL was all anyone could talk about, boybands were competing for your hearts and at the core of it all, was the princess of pop herself, Britney Spears. 

Once a princess, always a princess.

And so, we would like to wish a happy 21st to …Baby One More Time, the album that gave us all the iconic karaoke hits and launched the career of our fave pop-star.

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YouTuber David Dobrik Is Moving House And It’s All Your Fault

Alexa, play David’s Haunted House by Scotty Sire

Vine-turned-YouTube star, David Dobrik, is going to be in need of a removalist very shortly given the amount of shit that some of his fans have put him through.

Today, the viral sensation has been house-shopping with the one-and-only Charlie Puth because fans keep showing up at his house unannounced. 

He did check out a $22 million USD house, so there’s a chance he’s really just looking for an upgrade. But, given recent events, we certainly doubt it. 

In December last year, Dobrik took to his Instagram stories to vlog about the repeated visit from unwanted visitors that refused to leave. While the stories have been deleted, stans have recorded and re-shared the videos on Twitter. 

David Dobrik addressed the matter bluntly, saying ‘I don’t wanna have to move’ before taking to Twitter to say: 

It’s not at all shocking but it should be noted that he’s not the only YouTuber that’s being stalked. 

I bet you weren’t David, I bet you weren’t.

In 2018, beauty-guru James Charles asked fans to stop showing up at his address and told them “I will not hug you, I will not take a photo with you…it is extremely disrespectful and makes me feel very unsafe in my own home”. TBH, a fair reaction. 

The same goes for contro-YouTuber Logan Paul who told fans to stop showing up at his house unless they want to get into the boxing ring with him.

For some reason, it seems that YouTuber stans think it’s okay to visit these people unannounced. While these YouTubers may flex a virtual reality in which they are constantly happy and interacting with fans, it doesn’t mean they are like this all the time. And it certainly doesn’t warrant you to violate their privacy by googling their home address and showing up. 

The bottom line is, if someone hasn’t invited you into their home, don’t show up. It’s that simple. If you have to meet them, please do it the normal way and just pay for a meet-and-greet ticket, it’s better and safer for everyone involved. 

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