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Oscars are hella white (again), and here are some big snubs & surprises from today's nominations



I mean, it was expected ages ago that the Oscar nods would be this white and male, but actually seeing it go down... yikes. Anyway, here are some of the biggest surprises and snubs from today's nominations (you can find those here).

-- The biggest snub, as most noticed, was Jennifer Lopez for Hustlers. She got the GG and SAG nominations and those are precursors for an Oscar nod, though not always guaranteed.
-- On a more hilarious side, Disney's meh Frozen 2 was snubbed in the animated feature category, when the Mouse House was expecting to dominate in the category. The still have Toy Story 4 in the mix.
-- In the lead actor category, both Christian Bale (Ford v Ferrari - which ended up getting a BP nod) and Taron Egerton (Rocketman) were both snubbed in an already-packed category. I say they're snubbed because they both got GG/SAG/BAFTA nods before this.
-- If you're on Twitter right now, you'll notice both Awkwafina (who won the GG for 'The Farewell') and Lupita Nyong'o (Us) trending. Why - because they were snubbed as well in a category that is almost entirely white. Thank Cynthia Erivo (who actually got two nods this year - actress and song for the terrible 'Harriet') for breaking that.
-- Finally, we'll look at best director. Or, you know, the annual sausagefest. You might notice that Greta Gerwig is also trending on twitter this fine morning, and for that reason. Yet again we got another year where it's five men up for director. The surprise here is how Todd Phillips' hack ass got the fifth spot when there were more deserving nominees.

Source: https://twitter.com/THR/status/1216734527235796992
Tags: animation, asian celebrities, award show - academy awards, award show - nominees / winners, british celebrities, christian bale, disney, film director, jennifer lopez, lupita nyongo
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oscars really love slave movies huh!


Honestly that was the biggest snub for me. Lupita was incredible in Us.

ellie_andrews

2 months ago

jdnightghobhadi

2 months ago

kinkiestofboots

2 months ago

jdnightghobhadi

2 months ago

ACCURATE.
the academy love black suffering
ooof
This reply to that tweet was sadly correct:

"Yup the only person of color nominated Cynthia Erivo is playing a slave! That says a lot about Hollywood!!"
Yep :(

ohwutevernvm

2 months ago

ugly @ the JLo, Greta Gerwig, and The Farewell snubs

In a year that didn't actually require a white sausagefest, they sure went out of their way to turn it into one. Rise, Parasite!!!!!

birchwhite

2 months ago

maysins

2 months ago

Exactly my thoughts!
SERIOUSLY. Cynthia getting a nom...how fucking embarrassing. This is also why I don't do slave movies anymore.
They really do
what's extra repulsive is that cynthia erivo was called out numerous times by american black women for her statements about black women in the us and had no right to play harriet tubman in the first place

forrealdoh

2 months ago



most actually have antonio down correctly as a white man - i've seen other pubs mention 19/20 are white. deadline's just fucking dumb

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it's because white americans consider them lessers
oh LORD this is literally my everyday life. im portuguese and it never fails when i meet someone new "so what are you??" i tell them my family is from the islands of portugal and i always get the same answer.. "wheres that at? so youre like spanish??" as if it makes me less white? idk i always get so many different answers when i ask people what they believe i am
lmaaaaaaaao people still think everyone who speaks spanish is a latino when he looks like fucking mayo next to me
Lmao I remember he once said something like “I didn’t realise I wasn’t white until I went to the US”.

It must have been a revelation for him 😆
When the whole #baftasowhite thing was going down last week, people were mentioning POC who should have been nominated and this mexican brit mentions Antonio Banderas *facepalm*. I had to set her straight - lol.
I got into a shouting fight with a grade school class mate bc she told me that Spain is in South America. I was pointing at a globe "No. It. Is. Not."
Do people not know that Spain is in Europe or...?
I'm not surprised, his most famous roles were of him pretending to be latino ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
meh

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Especially considering how many stupid things she's said publicly this past year. Way to reward tone-deafness, but then again that's the Oscars' whole MO these days
I thought she was good in Jojo Rabbit. But not better than queen Jlo!
She was great in Jojo.
I liked her in Jojo as well.

They should have skipped Margot but everyone seems to love her. She’s very overrated IMO.
It really should be unacceptable to not nominate a woman in a category. I know Cynthia must be excited and happy but I also wonder if she's like "whut?"
Exactly. Scarlett Johansson doesn't need TWO nominations when several more deserving women of color were snubbed and didn't even get one.
it shouldn't happen. it just shouldn't. an actor should only receive one, doesn't matter if it's two categories, just shouldn't be allowed.

lawofcosines

2 months ago

djbbgoose

2 months ago

arellaj

2 months ago

liddlebins

2 months ago

Right...we can nom ONE POC but we can give her two noms.
scarjo is wasted space in both categories
They really want to give ScarJo an Oscar this year huh? Sad.

blowkissnotcoke

2 months ago

I know!!!!! there are so many women who could have taken one of those spots!!!!!! I CANNOT this season is SO FUCKING BAD
IA. Scarlett shouldn’t have been nominated for best supporting. She’s been campaigning for Marriage Story. Her spot should have gone to someone else.
Goes with the whole Oscars going green theme.
Cynthia as the token does big make things better.
NOPE. Not when she's out here hating Black Americans and playing Harriet Tubman. Fuck Cynthia Erivo.
Please. ScarJo is the token Asian this year hdu.
No JLO, Lupita or Greta?

Or Park So-Dam? Like...
I don't get people defending the J. Lo snub by acting like it's a quality issue when the Academy themselves nominated Gaga last year.

Rocketman was my favorite movie last year and Taron Egerton was amazing. I liked Rami Malek's Freddie, but Taron plain amazing and Rocketman is an actually good movie, unlike BR.

Lupita getting snubbed is plain bullshit.
Taron 100% deserved it more than Rami, he did a great job.
like.. not to mention he actually SUNG instead of lipsanc
what a jooooke
He was so good. I hadn't seen him in anything before and I am a fan now.
genuinely think that if rocketman was released before borhap he would have won
Borhap fucked Rocketman over 100%

Taron's performance was really amazing. I was gobsmacked tbh. I've been quietly hoping for him to have the chance to properly flex his dramatic chops for years now and he far surpassed my expectations. It's such bullshit that the Academy snubbed him after winning or being nommed in almost every other circle.
"I don't get people defending the J. Lo snub by acting like it's a quality issue when the Academy themselves nominated Gaga last year."

THIS lol
Taron getting snubbed makes the Rami/BR accolades even more egregious.

eveofrevolution

2 months ago

harrys_headband

2 months ago

eveofrevolution

2 months ago

kinkiestofboots

2 months ago

ishumy

2 months ago

* screams from the mountaintops* ROCKETMAN IS BETTER THAN BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

likeiused2

2 months ago

agreed. and rocketman wasn't my favorite but it was soooo much better than br. i still listen to taron's i'm still standing because he did such a good job lol

drunkenclaudius

2 months ago

Thank you. It has nothing to do with how I feel about Gaga, but both movies felt like Lifetime flicks but Jennofer actually has been acting for over 20 years now and her nom would've been well deserved, while Gaga shouldn't have been nominated (for a song - yes, acting - no)
they should've released rocketman later. maybe it would've fared better at the box office. br owes all its awards to its ridic boxoffice run.

although I am still enjoying taron missing out despite his desperate campaigning.
ROCKETMAN WAS A MILLION TIMES BETTER THEN THAT BULLSHIT QUEEN MOVIE
AND I LOVE QUEEN
#FOREVERBITTER
I get frustrated whenever people talk about women in the best director category because it's always about white women. I think it's so telling that Lulu Wang never had a prayer this whole season.

Also that JLo got bumped by Little Women rising and that Erivo/Awkwafina and Lupita were fighting for that 5th best actress slot.

The academy doesn't respect women but occasionally they'll embrace a token white woman (Greta in this case though even she couldn't crack director a second time) but woc always get nothing.
I was rooting for Lulu Wang all season long, and I hoped she could get in Best Screenplay if she didn’t get director (like Greta did). It’s bullshit that she barely got into the conversation
It’s sad, I think a lot of us were rooting for her to get a screenplay nod, since she wasn’t even being considered in the director race, but she couldn’t even break through the sea of white men there (minus Bong).

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the farewell deserved so much more shine this season.
I get what you mean, i think Greta is spoken about so much bc it's like even a white woman can't break into best director this year. so fucked up

i hate that women have to list so much and emphasise how much women deserve just the same chances men get, whereas men can fucking make monstrosities like the hangover part 3 and get an 11-oscar-nominated film the next year. what fucking world we live in
I feel like The Farewell is exactly the type of film that would be an Oscar darling if it had a white cast / wasn’t subtitled.

beesknees7

2 months ago

unintentionalty

2 months ago

unbridledglee

2 months ago

I mean Lulu Wang is the one I saw most mentioned besides Greta. You also have Marielle Heller though who keeps getting her actors nominated but doesn't have the white hipster cred Greta does so she's always left out.
Lulu Wang definitely should have gotten nominated this year.
Yep, you're absolutely right, sis (and I admit, as a stupid white person, that I am guilty of this myself). Lulu Wang really deserved something better, but considering the rap of Academy Award history, I just knew she had no chance. It depresses me.

In the entire history of the Oscars, WOC had to fight to be noticed. They still are forgotten about, needless to say. I sincerely hope that sometime in this lifetime, we'll be able to witness a WOC for the first time walking up the stage to accept her award for Best Director or Best Original Screenplay, etc. What do they have to do to receive that chance in an ocean of mediocre white men? (Hypothetical, I know.) If a white man directed/wrote/produced the exact same type of films that Wang, for example, created - they'd be praised to hell and back. The bar for men is so fucking low. White women and especially WOC can do the same type of work, but nope. :/


It is bullshit! Really hope Parasite cleans up.
Oop! Tell it.

The lack of noms for Parasite is pretty crazy especially when the entire ensemble is so strong. Especially the women.

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I still think about the dad's face when he is under the table and smells his shirt.

anthknee

2 months ago

dreamformula

2 months ago

Mte
When HBO eventually makes a Parasite series based off of this movie, watch the white cast collect their awards for it though

outpour

2 months ago

hubbabubbabb

2 months ago

Like what Bong Joon-ho stated:

erised_mirror

2 months ago

his tweets have been so good about this whole situation
I’m genuinely surprised Song Kangho didn’t get a best supporting actor nom. Really disappointing

arnaudian

2 months ago

trancexperiment

2 months ago

kyiviansnow

2 months ago

MTEMTEMTE I've been thinking this all damn season

dreamformula

January 13 2020, 17:25:37 UTC 2 months ago Edited:  January 13 2020, 17:27:58 UTC

he's absolutely right. I knew they would't give acting noms for it.

and holy shit this comment made me think this will happen:

"Wait until the white actors in the HBO adaptation get awards."

Ugh.

willardwright

2 months ago

I've never seen Parasite, do you know if it's available on any sites like Hulu or Netflix etc?

scriptedending

2 months ago

hedgerowbustle

2 months ago

I do find it harder to tell if a performance is stellar when I'm reading subtitles to be honest... What makes acting so good is so often tone and how someone says each word.

eveofrevolution

2 months ago

spencoid

2 months ago

eveofrevolution

2 months ago

spencoid

2 months ago

eveofrevolution

2 months ago

myhipusername

2 months ago

viudanegra

2 months ago

spencoid

2 months ago

hubbabubbabb

2 months ago

weighty_ghost

2 months ago

amateurist

2 months ago

👏🏾👏🏾 He’s been spot on about all of this.
The only take I agree with.
I think about this a lot and it never fails to make me happy.
Lmfaoo
This is the only good Joker take
this does cheer me up




I'm sure they didn't watch these films, which is ridiculous. Every fucking we have ~anonymous interviews with oscar voters saying they didn't watch half of the movies and it makes me angry
This still pisses me off (and I'm an industry freelancer so I know the game, but still). Like, you have ONE job, boo!
lupita gave my favorite performance of last year and it burns that she didn't get the best actress nod. total bullshit
IA. The Academy, I know, has beef with genre films like horrors and very rarely do they get recognised, but man, Lupita gave a truly memorable performance. She really made the film for me.
thomasin mckenzie should’ve gotten scarjo’s nomination if they had to give one to jojo rabbit
"congratulations to those men." Issa Rae, queen

like obviously it's hard to be disappointed when we should expect this but TODD PHILLIPS over Lulu Wang, Lorene Scafaria and Greta Gerwig? time to start killing off male and white oscar voters one by one
white men continue to fail upwards
not surprised re greta
i didnt like most movies this year but i hope antonio gets best actor altho im sure he wont and that parasite gets best picture

bttrsondaughter

January 13 2020, 16:33:42 UTC 2 months ago Edited:  January 13 2020, 16:34:10 UTC

98% of these nominations are legitimately disgusting to me. TWO SCARJO PERFORMANCES??? And none for Zhao Shuzen or JLo or Awkwafina. How did Margot Robbie and Charlize Theron get in for a movie that made like. 0 noise at the box office over Hustlers and The Farewell and Parasite?

Those eleven (ELEVEN REALLY?) Joker noms were 100% the Academy saying “we hate Netflix so we’re gonna give the Scorsese rip-off all these noms instead bc it was released in more than 50 theaters”

Anyways, hope Saoirse pulls out a surprise win, hope Greta wins Best Adapted. But we know that won’t happen
a lot of actors get nominated for barely impactful box office films but charlize literally turned into megyn kelly in that role and i think she deserves a nom.
some part of me suspects margot's nomination is, like florence pugh's, tacit acknowledgement she's been hustling (and she wasn't nommed for mary queen of scots, so there's that)
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