"Ignorant and possibly racist Academy member goes off on "Selma""
She claims "Selma" didnt get nominated because it didnt contain an artistry. I guess I missed all that artistry in "The Help", "Monters Ball"... yea.. uhhh huh... She says she was offended by the "I can't breathe" t shirts worn by the cast at the premiere, so presumably she was offended by the Civil Rights movement as well. Oh and how fascinating she thinks that the only racists are "hillbillies" like the hill-folk depicted in the movie "Deliverance". Oddly enough I don't recall any racist moments in that film at all, please correct me if I'm wrong. I wonder how old this woman is, anything under 75 and I am disturbed.. SMH
First, let me say that I'm tired of all of this talk about "snubs" — I thought for every one of there was a justifiable reason. What no one wants to say out loud is that Selma is a well-crafted movie, but there's no art to it. If the movie had been directed by a 60-year-old white male, I don't think that people would have been carrying on about it to the level that they were. And as far as the accusations about the Academy being racist?
Yes, most members are white males, but they are not the cast of Deliverance — they had to get into the Academy to begin with, so they're not cretinous, snaggletoothed hillbillies. When a movie about black people is good, members vote for it.
But if the movie isn't that good, am I supposed to vote for it just because it has black people in it? I've got to tell you, having the cast show up in T-shirts saying "I can't breathe" — I thought that stuff was offensive. Did they want to be known for making the best movie of the year or for stirring up shit?