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Disrespectful Oscar Snubs of 2024

Many movie fans were shocked when actresses Margot Robbie, of “Barbie” fame, and Fantasia Barrino-Taylor from the musical “The Color Purple,” were left off the 2024 Oscar nomination list.

The recent 2024 nominations are filled with impressive movies and people, but even more impressive misses by The Academy.

The nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role include Sterling K. Brown for “American Fiction,” Robert De Niro for “Killers of the Flower Moon,” Robert Downey Jr. for “Oppenheimer,” Mark Ruffalo for “Poor Things,” and Ryan Gosling for “Barbie.”

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Brown said, “I thought it was one of the best scripts I’d ever read… It was able to make fun of an industry and also challenge it to say there are ways in which you could be better.”

Many people agree the nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role, which includes Jeffrey Wright for “American Fiction,” Colman Domingo for “Rustin,” Paul Giamatti for “The Holdovers,” Cillian Murphy for “Oppenheimer,” and Bradley Cooper for “Maestro.” However, some might say that The Academy did snub Leonardo DeCaprio for his role in “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

Let’s go back to “Barbie” for a moment. The Oscars nominated it for Best Adapted Screenplay, despite it being an original script by Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach. Sure, it’s based on the toy, but since when does the plastic doll come to life and break down the fundamentals of feminism? If yours does that, please let it go back to Barbie Land.

The nominations for Best Actress in a Supporting Role include Danielle Brooks for “The Color Purple,” Da’Vine Joy Randolph for “The Holdovers,” Emily Blunt for “Oppenheimer,” Jodie Foster for “Nyad,” and America Ferrera for “Barbie.”

How was Ferrera nominated for “Barbie,” but Margot Robbie is nowhere to be found in Best Actress in a Leading Role? There is no Barbie without Robbie! Her performance was beautiful, and The Academy ignored it completely.

Also completely left out of Best Actress in a Leading Role was Fantasia Barrino-Taylor for “The Color Purple”. She worked hard for that performance! In a piece with The New York Times, she admitted, “There were times that I just felt like I’m not going to make it. I cannot do it. I would cry going to set. I would cry leaving set,” she said sadly. “I would talk to God, and I would tell him, ‘You’ve got to make this make sense. Make it make sense. There’s got to be something out of this.’ It was so hard.” Two more actresses that got overlooked in this category are Teyana Taylor for her role in “A Thousand and One,” and Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor of the Ava DuVernay movie “Origin.”

“The Color Purple,” a musical, was not nominated for any music category, either.

The Best Directing category nominations included Justine Triet for “Anatomy of a Fall,” Martin Scorsese for “Killers of the Flower Moon,” Christopher Nolan for “Oppenheimer,” Yorgos Lanthimos for “Poor Things,” and Jonathan Glazer for “The Zone of Interest.”

Again, “Barbie” was snubbed. No Gerwig mentioned.

Finally, the nominations for Best Picture are “American Fiction,” “The Holdovers,” “Anatomy of a Fall,” “Maestro”, “Past Lives,” “The Zone of Interest,” “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Poor Things,” “Oppenheimer,” and “Barbie.”

The Oscars air March 10th at 6:00 PM central on ABC.

Who do you think was snubbed the hardest? Will you be watching The Oscars this year?

 

By Inti Navia, Freshman, Columbia College Chicago

All Platforms: @intinavia

 

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Written by Inti Navia

I love nerding out over Star Wars, Gravity Falls, and Lord of the Rings. I'm an introvert with a never ending appreciation for all things Sci-Fi and fantasy media.

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