Thursday, September 23, 2021

Older White Academy Voters Snub ‘Get Out’: ‘That Was Not An Oscar Film’

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*While most of us realized long ago that the Academy Awards are a joke and nothing more than a celebration of whiteness, older academy reportedly STILL take the event was too serious.

As noted by bloody-disgusting.com, if the Academy actually cared about film, they’d find a way to incorporate other genres outside of “Best Sound Editing”, “Sound Mixing”, and “Visual Effects.”

While Jordan Peele’s critically-acclaimed film “Get Out” was seen and revered by many, older Oscar voters reportedly wrote the film off without giving it a chance.

Several young Oscar voters sat down Vulture to discuss diversity within the Academy. Many of them respect the overall message of “Get Out,” but it was revealed that the older Academy members – who are overwhelmingly white – didn’t watch the movie and stated that it wasn’t “an Oscar film.”

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“I had multiple conversations with longtime Academy members who were like, ‘That was not an Oscar film,’” one new voter told Vulture. “And I’m like, ‘That’s bullsh*t. Watch it.’ Honestly, a few of them had not even seen it and they were saying it, so dispelling that kind of thing has been super important.”

“I think Get Out is a movie that we wouldn’t have necessarily thought of as an Academy movie two years ago,” another younger voter said of the lauded film. “It doesn’t really fall into any of the boxes that we think these movies do…it actually is provocative. It questions everything. It’s brilliant.”

The younger Academy members noted that their inclusion in the voting process has helped in the past, with films like “Moonlight.”

“When Moonlight won, it felt like the new members of the Academy, myself included, really had made a difference,” said a younger voter of last year’s surprise “Best Picture” win.

“Get Out” has been nominated for four Academy Awards this year, including “Best Picture.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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