Earlier today the Oscar Nominations for the year 2020 were announced by Issa Rae & John Cho and well… lets just say you would think only three of four movies were shot last year namely, ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’, The Irish Man, 1917 and the Joker with 10 Nominations each while ‘Jojo Rabbit’, Little Women etc had 6 each.
No mention of Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’, Eddie Murphy’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name’… Jennifer Lopez in ‘Hustlers’ and hardly any people of colour (sigh) Oh, but there was mention of Cynthia Erivo getting a Best Actress Nomination for her work in ‘Harriet’ .. (Ofcourse a slave narrative!) which to me is almost like an afterthought so we don’t get what happened at the BAFTA’s where Erivo turned down the opportunity to perform there because she was not even nominated in any of the categories as an actress.
Am I over-reaching or being super sensitive? I think not. Well, the Oscars will air live on Sunday on February 9 at 8pm Eastern time on ABC. Whether we’ll be watching remains to be seen….
For the complete list of nominations click here 2020 Oscar Nominations