The Real Reason Why “Selma” Got Snubbed in the 2015 Oscars

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  • Jays_Law

    Selma got snubbed because it didn’t have a nice white guy in it the voters could relate to. It’s unfortunate, but it’s the truth.

    The worst thing about this is that Selma isn’t just a fantastic film about black people. It’s a fantastic film, period. That one of the five best films over the past year barely got recognized. Ava DuVernay got passed over in the Director category for Morten Tyldum and Bennett Miller, directors who made films that might make my top 15. Might. The other three directors I can agree(especially Linklater who’s been passed over his entire 30 year career) with being nominated. But Tyldum and Miller? No. Just no.

    David Oyelowo got passed over for Bradley Cooper(who was the best thing about the film that he was in, but didn’t deserve a nomination over DO) and Steve Carrell. Hell, those two weren’t even top five for best performances by white men(Jake Gyllenhaal getting snubbed is even more ridiculous as he had the best lead performance of the year in Nightcrawler), let alone men as a whole.

    The Academy got it wrong this year. And not just because of Selma. Some of their picks were absolutely baffling.

    • I agree with everything you have said. We mentioned this on our Twitter feed as well. When there is no White savior, movies don’t get recognition.

    • You hit the nail on the head here. This is how it goes every year, but it never gets easier to take.