Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Oscar Snubs: Angelina-Unbroken, Into the Woods, Eastwood, LEGO, So Many More


The Oscar nominations were cruel this morning. Snubbed: Into the Woods, Unbroken, Clint Eastwood as director of Best Picture nominee American Sniper. The LEGO Movie was ignored. Almost all of “Selma” was tossed out, except for a Best Picture nod that’s meaningless now. Foxcatcher would have had that spot. The Bennett Miller film got everything but Best Picture.

It’s an all white Oscars. No David Oyelowo or Carmen Ejogo. No Ava Duvernay. People will talk about whether this is racism. Or if it’s because Paramount didn’t send out screeners. But how can that be? Everyone knew the movie existed, and should have gotten to the many screenings. A big campaign was conducted against “Selma,” and it worked.

Also out: Jennifer Aniston in “Cake” and Amy Adams in “Big Eyes.”

In: Robert Duvall’s good performance in a bad movie, “The Judge.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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