erik lundegaard

Saturday January 16, 2016

Quote of the Day

“It's worth noting that a lot of people who write about the Oscars each year at websites and in papers and online magazines also vote as members of this or that 'precursor' ... The media contributes each year to who is included in 'the conversation' so why, when most people ignored ['Creed''s Michael B.] Jordan this season, were they then upset that Oscar didn't nominate him?

”I think this is a very reasonable question to ask but it's a complicated question when it's so much easier to just blame a monolothic institution like OSCAR. There's a whiff of hypocrisy to blaming Oscar if you ask me. They don't vote in a vacuum. If you don't advocate for worthy players shouldn't you shut up when Oscar ignores the same worthy players?“

-- Nathaniel Rogers, ”Handwringing: The Ongoing, Important But Not Always Helpful #OscarsSoWhite Conversation," on Film Experience.

Posted at 01:24 PM on Saturday January 16, 2016 in category Quote of the Day  
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