Black Oscar snubs: Tiffany Haddish, Regina King, Michael B. Jordan
The celebration of black cinema is set to take place year-round, and the focus is on integrating black creatives into the awards community.
While the Oscars often receive the brunt of criticism for their lack of diversity among its nominees, they are generally used as a scapegoat for the real problem, which is not enough for black projects and filmmakers who get the green light to tell stories. stories. Therefore, members do not have an abundance of choices to choose from in any given year.
There are too few in the bucket of the hundreds of films released in theaters each year. Even though black people make up 13% of the population (a statistic some toss about why there aren’t many stories), that benchmark isn’t met in TV and film.
When evaluating the phrase “snubs”, which is a term that is admittedly overused when announcing nominations, it has become the universal word for general consumers to understand that there are movies and performances that many believe should have landed in a particular field of nominees, but didn’t.
Variety lists 25 notable black designer omissions across all categories over the past decade. Not to be confused with ‘the only omissions’, along with many others worth discussing, many of which usually end up on a list like this in hindsight or simply because not many people saw the film in its release (or unfortunately, even now). However, when it comes to artisans – the behind-the-scenes industry whose working-class status is often unaware of consumers and whose contributions are too often overlooked – we will always take this opportunity for readers to learn their names and their occupations. .
There are also outstanding achievements from the past year featured in the annual piece “If I Had an Oscar Ballot…”.
Check out the list of movies and performances released after January 1, 2011 below, along with notable excerpts from the respective entries.
Honorable mentions: Daniel Kaluuya (“Widows”), Cynthia Erivo (“Bad Times at the El Royale”), Paul Tazewell (“Harriet”), Ruth E. Carter (“Dolemite Is My Name”), The Coup (“Sorry to Bother You”), Kathryn Bostic (“Clemency”)