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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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