Another year of Oscar nominations, another complaint about the movies and shows that weren’t nominated.
While there’s plenty to celebrate on social media — like Everything Everywhere , all at the same time managing 11 nominations and Angela Bassett becoming the first actress to be nominated for a role in an MCU film — there’s also quite a bit of anger at the villains. Films such as Jordan Peele’s Knope, which were shut down despite critical acclaim. And while the Academy has historically been reluctant to reward horror, Peele has received Oscar recognition in the past for Get Out.
I’ll let myself take one Oscar: the year’s most watched creative American, directed by an Oscar-winning director and featuring a huge star cast, is a small fact that hasn’t even been mentioned. But considering what it says about the industry and its history, it’s also unsurprising! pic.twitter.com/q2rsH5BRGw
— Ashley Clark (@_Ash_Clark) January 24, 2023
If the voters were in their right minds, they would get a Best Picture nomination. pic.twitter.com/VdY3YktudO
– Richard Newby – Choose Blue and Save Yourself (@RICHARDLNEWBY) January 23, 2023
Highlighting the absence of black filmmakers and actors in this year’s nominations, not a single woman was nominated in the director category. Especially when many predicted that Viola Davis would at least be recognized for her performance, the highly regarded King of Women was completely shut down.
#King of women It had everything the Oscars generally have going for it: it’s a period film, with lots of war scenes and enslaved characters.
But by a black woman, the stars are black women, directed by a black woman. in order to.#OscarNominations2023
— Candice Frederick (@ReelTalker) January 24, 2023
The female king shut down from awards season is truly a sight to behold. The film, director and cast have given us some great performances this year.
— Brittany Packyetti Cunningham (@MsPackyetti) January 24, 2023
And then there were some category head-scratchers: Top Gun: Maverick , one of the biggest of the year, scored six nominations, including a beloved picture nod. But star Tom Cruise didn’t get the same love from the Academy, and neither did director Joseph Kosinski.
This is in place. It actually nods itself above the Oscars, it’s time to stop being silly and acknowledge it for what it is. @Tom Cruise His work for cinema, especially in recent years, has been more than worthy of accolades – his commitment to making blockbusters and employing thousands of people in the process is heroic. https://t.co/bPl5I2Jj7a
— Simon Boyle (@SimonBoyle87) January 24, 2023
How can you leave James Cameron and Joseph Kosinski out of Best Director?? Both have created a series of works that push the boundaries of their art in different ways. Are you sure, #Oscars That was the setting.
– Gort E. How (@OhMaseyMase) January 24, 2023
That directorial category became one of the most controversial after the nominations were announced. Despite winning Best Picture for Avatar: The Last Airbender, James Cameron was not nominated in the director category.
And apart from the lack of women, others were upset to see RRR director SS Rajamouli leaving. Although nominated for Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu, the film was left out for Best Picture despite critical acclaim and rave reviews.
There are no Oscar nominations for RRR in major categories. pic.twitter.com/KdL6M4CiRn
— Mystic Tamil (@Mystic_Tamil) January 24, 2023
Laughing Myself In A Hernia Was Nominated For Best Picture And Release Decision, RRR, And No, The Dusty Oscars Are Jokes
– Regular Megan 나영지 🐰 (@ruemcclammyhand) January 24, 2023
And, as the tweet above points out, there were many who wanted to see more love for the South Korean film’s decision to release.
Terrible decision to quit. #Oscar 2023
— Justin Chang (@JustinCchang) January 24, 2023
Park Chan-wook’s decision across the board to leave a jam at the Oscars, and especially in Best International Feature, is truly disappointing. Just great artwork on every imaginable front. pic.twitter.com/CURgTEPmdm
— Isaac Feldberg (@isaacfeldberg) January 24, 2023
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Alex Steadman is IGN’s news editor, leading entertainment reporting. When she’s not writing or editing, you can find her reading fantasy novels or playing Dungeons and Dragons.