On #OscarsSoWhite, Genre Inclusion, and Enabling the Status Quo – Candice Frederick comments

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The blinding whiteness of the Oscars nominations is on the tips of everyone’s tongues–again. Honestly, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that once again the Academy completely ignored performances from people like Benicio del Toro (Sicario), Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation), Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight), Rinko Kikuchi (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter) and all the lead actors in Straight Outta Compton. We all know they have a looooong history of blatantly ignoring some of the best talent of color ever to walk the earth. In an industry that continues to pat itself on the back, suck its own b*lls, and self-congratulate over and over (so much so that that they don’t have just one award, they have a season of awards), none of this is shocking. But what might be the most frightening thing about all of this is that there are actually people out there who scoff at accusations of Academy discrimination. Read more>>

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Candice Frederick

As the blogger and founder of Reel Talk Online, I write film reviews, news and features that bridge the gap between critical and audience response, and engage readers through honest, sometimes snarky commentary that explores core themes of film, with an emphasis on the collision of politics and entertainment. Reel Talk Online also aims to bring attention to such issues as diversity, feminism, and intersectionality through posts that resonate with a variety of readers.