So, the Oscar nominations were revealed on Tuesday, and yes, I know, it’s Thursday. I’m pregnant, I have a toddler, I work full time, AND I’m a grad student, so please back the fuck off my shit, ok? Now that that has been settled, let’s move on.
There weren’t a ton of shockers and I can probably go ahead and predict the major acting award winners right now (Gary Oldman FINALLY, Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, and Alison Janney), and I don’t even think I’m going to post the full list of nominees in here since they’ve been out for days and you probably know them, but there were some cool things worth mentioning.
Over a month ago, I predicted that Get Out might get some Golden Globe love, which it did, but now it has AMAZINGLY gotten some Oscar love, too! The satirical horror flick has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, AND Best Director! This is fucking HUGE! Who the FUCK saw Jordan Peele becoming an Oscar nominated director??? Not me, but I’m here for it! Jordon is the fifth black man to ever be nominated for Best Director, and coincidentally enough, Greta Gerwig is nominated for Best Director for Lady Bird, and she is the fifth woman to ever be nominated for this award. The Oscars have been around since the 1920s, so that’s been a looooooot of nominations for a lot of white dudes, am I right?
Mary J. Blige is also doing something cool by being the first person to ever be nominated for an acting award (Best Supporting Actress) AND Best Original Song–both for Mudbound. She is receiving zero hateratin’ or holleratin’ from the Oscars, let me tell ya!
Finally, James Franco didn’t get nominated for an Oscar, probably because of the whole sexual misconduct thing. I mean, this whole thing probably won’t ruin his career (and I actually don’t think it should, but that’s for another blog), but at least we’re seeing some consequences to actions within the acting community, which is pretty cool given that old drunk and grabby Casey Affleck won Best Actor last year.
Anyway, I legit wouldn’t be surprised if the Oscar’s decided to go ahead and prove how woke they finally are by awarding Best picture to Get Out. So, if you make bets on this sort of thing and for some reason factor my opinion into your betting, I’ve given you my best guesses for the major awards.