OMG, the Oscar nominees have been released and we can’t stop flailing. SO many good films! How could we not be mega excited for the big night to come around? The Oscars is practically THE event of the year and nothing, not even timezones, will stop us staying up all night to watch it live.
It just so happens that this year the nominee board are slaying with how they’ve upped the minority representation. We were hella proud to see so many people of colour nominated for a variety of categories this year. By no means does this mean the #OscarsSoWhite campaign and conversation is over but it is definitely a step in the right direction towards diversity. Yasssss.
— Sylvia Obell (@SylviaObell) January 24, 2017
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows though. Think the nominees list is missing a small thing? You’re right. Bad news if you’re a female director in Hollywood ‘cos you’re just not going to get the recognition you deserve – and we are MAD about it.
In the whole history of the Awards there has only ever been four female nominees and only ONE winner. How ridiculous is that?! We know there’s some crazy talented ladies kicking ass in the movie-making scene so we wish the Oscars would wake up and recognise the talent right in front of them.
You’d think with all the celebratory Women’s Marches recently that we’d finally be moving towards a more equal opportunities future but apparently it’s two steps forward one step back. Ugh.
From ‘Fantastic Beasts‘ to the gorgeous ‘La La Land’, who would you be picking for #1 if you could? VOTE and let us know who you think deserves an Oscar:
Did one of your faves miss out? It’s so frustrating when an excellent film gets snubbed – let us know who/what you think deserved an Oscar nomination this year in the comments below.