‘La La Land’ was snubbed with just 14 Os­car nods

Red Eye Chicago - - The Chatter -

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’

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