‘La La Land’ was snubbed with just 14 Oscar nods
First off, let’s give the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences a welldeserved standing ovation. This year, seven actors of color were nominated for Oscars, thereby solving Hollywood’s diversity problem forever. Brava!
But in other areas, the Academy continues to lumber along toward irrelevance. Case in point: “La La Land’s” paltry 14 Oscar nominations. Yes, I know! Only 14. The sugary-sweet tribute to the City of Angels is everything old, white moviegoers (which, let’s face it, is most of the Academy) love, and it’s a crime that this cinematic masterpiece did not earn a nomination in every single Oscar category available. Here are some of “La La Land’s” most baffling snubs: it’s definitely a feature film. Frankly, if the Academy gives one more award to big-eyed animals or precocious neuroses, I’m going to be sick. Give big-eyed Stones and precocious Goslings a turn for once.
Ryan Gosling in ‘La La Land’