Biggest losers at the 2018 Oscars, and social media’s reaction

Oscar winner Jordan Peele. (Photo: [email protected])

Two of the biggest and most conspicuous losers at the 90th edition of the Academy Awards was the most daring and devastating movie of 2017, by far, and the man simply known as Denzel.

Get Out, comedian Jordan Peele’s masterpiece horror flick about an interracial couple’s insidious visit to relatives, was the most profitable film of 2017 and the runaway favorite of critics and moviegoers alike.

To be fair, we must acknowledge that there was more history made as the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, became the fist person ever to be nominated in an acting and song category. Unfortunately, she lost both times. Jordan Peele, who was just the third person to be nominated in the three big categories of Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Movie, became the first Black person to take home the Best Screenplay Oscar.

But Get Out should have won Best Picture at the Oscars. The movie was considered the best movie to come out in 2017. But as A.R. Shaw wrote for us in rolling out, some of the academy members refused to even review the film, as per their responsibility, thus sealing the brilliant blockbuster behemoth of a film’s fate.

Most movie buffs did not see The Shape of Water — in which Octavia Spencer was nominated for another Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (she won in the same category in 2012 for The Help) and it was not a cultural game-changer the way Get Out hijacked popular culture and dominated movie conversation for most of the year.

Get Out’s and Denzel Washington’s snubs made social media’s blood boil.

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

I'm a lover of words, pictures, people and The Ohio State Buckeyes. A true journalist from the soul.

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