‘SELMA’ OSCAR SNUB: Civil rights film “Selma” was snubbed by the Oscars. The film got a nomination for Best Film, but nothing for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director. How can that be? Did the squabble over President Lyndon B. Johnson portrayal play a role in the snub? Um, we have had many that have won Oscar awards despite historical inaccuracies — Gone with the Wind, JFK, Titanic and Lawrence of Arabia, to name a few.
It’s shameful to me that Selma director Ava DuVernay was snubbed and that her good work will also be marred by an Oscar controversy. It is worth noting that the mostly white Oscar voters dissed DuVernay, the LA Times reports.
A Los Angeles Times study found that academy voters are markedly less diverse than the moviegoing public, and even more monolithic than many in the film industry may suspect. Oscar voters are nearly 94% Caucasian and 77% male, The Times found. Blacks are about 2% of the academy, and Latinos are less than 2%.
Oscar voters have a median age of 62, the study showed. People younger than 50 constitute just 14% of the membership.
Forbes film critic Scott Mendelson blasted the ‘Selma’ Oscar snub:
I am angry both because she deserved a nomination. I am angry because if the legacy of DuVernay’s Selma becomes shaped by its Oscar-season controversy, I fear that it will affect the artistic opportunities afforded to its African-American female director in a manner different than if Selma would have come under fire under the directorial lens of a white male filmmaker.
One person who happy about the ‘Selma’ Oscar snub was carnival barker Rush Limbaugh. He took the air on Thursday and celebrated Selma not getting nominated in the major categories. He was HAPPY this all went down on MLK’s birthday.
It is not a good day for the left out there, folks. The Drive-By Media and several elements of the pop culture left are not happy out there today. The movie Selma took it on the chin in the Oscar nominations, and they’re livid. How dare this happen so close to Martin Luther King’s birthday. Oprah got snubbed, totally snubbed.
By the way, rapper Common and John Legend’s song “Glory,” for ‘Selma’ was nominated. They won a Golden Globe award on Sunday.