Carol roped in six Academy Award nominations but got snubbed for top prize. Though the lady loving romance has both leading ladies up for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress — the film got a miss when it came to Best Picture.
Since 2009, when the the expansion for the Best Picture field happened, Carol is the very first movie to to score this many nominations without landing a nod in the top category.
While the 88th Academy Awards is already in a ton of hot water for being too white — the ceremony is also getting criticized for being too straight.
If you’ve seen Carol starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, you’re also probably wondering how this flawless film managed to slip through the cracks when they were rounding up the titles for the Best Picture category. Director Todd Haynes made magic in the Cincinnati-shot film — and with both actresses being acknowledged for their talent, it’s confusing to see what went wrong with the Price of Salt adaption.
Of course, there are some theories. Blanchett, who was equally disappointed in the film being snubbed as Haynes was, suggested it may have been the theme during an interview in Japan:
Even though the film landed six nominations, Carol isn’t being predicted to actually win any of its categories. Of course, the love story did receive a similar shut-out during the Golden Globes.
In addition to the racial representation fail, the Oscars dropped the ball when it came to the LGBTQ+ thing too.
So, there’s that. There’s a lot wrong with the Oscars this year.
The 88th Academy Awards are happening on February 28.
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