There was immediate criticism when this year’s Oscar nominations came out and were revealed to be as white as the Northeast after last weekend’s blizzard. Defenders of the Academy used these and many more techniques in their attempts to refute the criticism, most famously with Charlotte Rampling’s and Julie Delpy’s uninformed remarks.
I don’t receive screeners, so I’ll have to wait until most of the nominated films get dumped onto Netflix before I can definitively say this year’s nomination process was biased. But if the Academy’s 88 years of nominations are any indication, that’s a safe bet.
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