Oscar Snub

Faizaan Amanat, Senior Staff Writer

  In 2015 and 2016, the Oscars were criticized for the lack of African American nominations; they’ve now become “woke.” Giving awards to minorities isn’t bad, it’s great. But this year, the Academy gave best picture to a film that didn’t deserve it. Green Book won best picture, when BlackKlansman deserved it more. BlackKlansman is an impactful film whose themes on white supremacy still linger today. Spike Lee made BlackKlansman a great statement and film. The Oscars blew their shot with relevance. In 2019’s racial climate, BlackKlansman is the movie society needs, and it absolutely deserved to win best picture.