Will Oscars snub black actors AGAIN? Who’s got the best shot for a nom/win?

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  • Tom O’Neil
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    #196491

    Looking over the combined predictions of our Oscar experts, it’s clear that — just two  years after the sweep by ’12 Years a Slave’ — African-Americans again will be treated poorly. Check out the rundown:

    http://www.goldderby.com/odds/experts/300/

     Yeah, Samuel Jackson has a realistic shot for a nom. Best hope for African
    Americans is Idris Elba, who looks good for a nom and might even win.
    Other than that, there’s Will Smith, but that’s that? Should we be outraged? Who’s to blame?
     

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    ENGLAND
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    #196493

    Looking over the combined predictions of our Oscar experts, it’s clear that — just two  years after the sweep by ’12 Years a Slave’ — African-Americans again will be treated poorly. Check out the rundown:

    http://www.goldderby.com/odds/experts/300/

     Yeah, Samuel Jackson has a realistic shot for a nom. Best hope for African
    Americans is Idris Elba, who looks good for a nom and might even win.
    Other than that, there’s Will Smith, but that’s that? Should we be outraged? Who’s to blame?
     

    Tom I like you alot but I think the thread should be about all colored people. Not just Blacks. There shouldn’t be an outrage if no one deserves a nomination. Plus, not all Blacks were upset about the Oscars this year. Idris Elba is a possible contender for the win. We need Hispanic, Asians, Blacks, Middle Easterns, and everyone else to be supported.

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    Tom O’Neil
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    #196494

    You’re right, England. Lots of non-whites are getting skunked. Benicio might get in, but other than that?

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    jf123
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    #196495

    I think Elba is a lock for a nom and is toe to toe with Keaton for a win, and Jackson has a really good shot of getting in. And maybe the whole “white Oscars” controversy last year will help them both

    I would also not be suprised to see Straight Out of Compton get some noms. 

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    DamianWayne
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    #196496

    There are some POC in contention this year, so I hope it won’t be another complete white-out. But none of them are women. So that’s another problem.

    Studios needs to get off their asses and start diversifying their films more. Period. 

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    KyleBailey
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    #196497

    Samuel L Jackson has the biggest chance to me. I don’t think Elba is a shoe in at all 

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    Mladen Vukcevic
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    I honestly don’t think Academy is snubbing anyone… To quote Viola Davis “you can’t win an Emmy [and by that extension, Globe, SAG, Bafta and Oscar] for the role that is not there”

    I’d say Idris Elba is perhaps the closest to winning this year in Best Supporting Actor. 

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    Riley
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    We should keep in mind about the “white-out” last year that the issue had much more to do with the slate of eligible and worthy performances as opposed to an academy bias.  BAFTA for example disagreed with the Oscars’ acting nominees five times out of twenty, but they also managed not to nominate a single black performance.  With four extra slots, Critics’ Choice nominated one.  David Oyelowo was the only black performance with odds better than hundred-to-one for a nomination at Gold Derby.  We have three right now for this year: Idris Elba, Will Smith and Samuel L. Jackson.  Elba is the only one who is actually predicted though, so this is looking like another abysmal year at the Oscars for diversity.

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    Baby Clyde
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    #196500

    It really annoys me how every year we have this stupid debate are about the Academy not nominating minorities when the real problem is lack of roles in the first place.

    The Academy has actually done pretty well in recent years. More POC have been nominated and won this century than the preceding 70 years put together. There is no evidence to suggest that minorities are discriminated against when it comes to nomination time but the lack of appropriate roles does mean that the potential choices are few and far between.

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    benbraddock
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    Thats a bad way to phrase it Tom
    “African-Americans treated poorly”  
    Thats not the academys intention…if the roles are
    there and the films resonate with the voting actors
    then people of color will be nominated..But to just
    think the academy “has to’ nominate minorities
    to make the oscars better is a terrible way to see things.
    I hate to say it, but as many white actors who give
    meh to bad performances, there are black and other
    minority actors who also do not merit attention.

    But to answer your question, Ive seen IDRIS ELBA
    and he was great but i dont think he will win an oscar
    for it…As of now…he deserves to be nominated.
    When I see WILL SMITH,  who i believe has been treated
    kindly by the academy with 2 nominations for bad acting
    i will chime in about Concussion…I dont like Jackson all
    that much and i dont think his performance in the Tarantino
    film will be anything new for him..

    Lets nominate the 5 best in each category and make sure there
    are enough roles for ALL ACTORS…ALL ACTORS MATTER…

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    DamianWayne
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    “All Actors Matter” LMAOOO NO!! Stop derailing the conversation.

    And no, they were worthy poc performances in every category last year, not just Oyelowo.

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    SupaDupa Fly
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    #196504

    “All actors matters”= the deflecting “All Lives Matter”. We are NOT TALKING ABOUT ALL ACTORS. We are talking about black and/or non white actors. If there is a discussion about women getting paid less, we would be talking about WOMEN. Not “well, male actors too. All pay wages matter, not just women”. It is a stupid deflection that is only brought up to dismiss disadvantages minorities have.

    I swear you be preaching to the choir. Please let them know.

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    Atypical
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    African-American actors really could go 0/20 at the Oscars next year, and Chris Rock is going to have a field day in his monologue if that’s the case (which makes the choice of him being host seem especially convenient and preemptive on the Academy’s part). Samuel L. Jackson seems like the best bet, but I think if voters can snub him for “Django Unchained,” then they can do the exact same thing here. Will Smith looked like an overblown hot mess in the “Concussion” trailer, so I’ll believe a nod when I see it for him. Idris Elba? Sounds like more of a longshot than most with the unproven Netflix factor going on and the uber-violent nature of the role. Maybe he has a Forest Whitaker-level performance on his hands? An Oscar nod/win might be the leverage he needs to get his hands on the next Bond lead! But on a technical note to bring it all back to the thread subject, Elba isn’t African-American. He’s Black with British and African ancestry. So yeah, 0/20 could be a real thing if the metric being used is solely no 2015 African-American acting Oscar nominees.

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    MrFilmkritik
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    #196506

    Will Smith will get a nomination for Concussion. Just watch. He could win if the movie doesn’t suck.

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    Baby Clyde
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    #196507

    I agree.

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