#Oscars: Black actors/actress in Quentin Tarantino’s controversial antebellum movie “Django Unchained” get snubbed, no #Oscarnoms for Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson. Some people are about to make a big stink out of nothing. Personally, I felt Jamie Foxx got lucky when he won the Oscar award for his portrayal of Ray Charles, even though Don Cheadle did a far better job in “Hotel Rwanda.”
“Django Unchained” was nominated for best picture, original screenplay and best supporting actor for Christoph Waltz. One more thing for the “hate patrol” – Leonardo DiCaprio was overlooked for best supporting actor and director Quentin Tarantino was also snubbed. In other words, it wasn’t just the black actors/actress who got snubbed.
I am extremely happy to see Quvenzhané Wallis get the Best Actress nod for “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” & Denzel Washington, the Best Actor nod for “Flight.” Both far more credible roles.
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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist, blogger and social media consultant. Janet specializes in political and social commentary, as well as business writing. She is the founder and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette. She is putting the finishing touches on her new novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay, Jamaica.