Oscars face backlash over Chadwick Boseman Snub

Written by on April 26, 2021

The 2021 Oscars will go down as one of the controversial by way of the performances from Black actors that had been missed. Whereas Daniel Kaluuya took residence the {hardware} for Finest Supporting Actor for taking part in Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah, the opposite snubs had been main. Each Andra Day (who simply gained the Golden Globe for Finest Actress) for taking part in Billie Vacation in The United States vs. Billie Holiday and Viola Davis for taking part in Ma Rainey in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

However the largest snub of the night was for Chadwick Boseman’s efficiency in Ma Rainey’s Black Backside (The Academy Award went to Anthony Hopkins for his position in The Father.)

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The backlash was swift from Black Twitter and plenty of others who believed that Boseman was nearly positive to win for Finest Actor after profitable the NAACP Image Award and a Golden Globe. Actually, the complete present gave the impression to be constructed round an anticipated Boseman win, however the ending couldn’t have been extra stunning.

Since 1940, with out exception, the Oscars have offered the Finest Image class as the ultimate award, with it broadly being thought to be probably the most prestigious award of the evening. So when it grew to become recognized that the Finest Actor award could be the final award, an awesome majority anticipated that Boseman was a lock for the win.

When the winner Hopkins was introduced, he wasn’t current bodily or just about, leaving Joaquin Phoenix to accept on his behalf, making it much more awkward and complicated.

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Not solely did the Oscars miss a chance to honor Boseman posthumously for his exceptional efficiency, however there was a build-up around his possible win. They even had a Chadwick Boseman NFT within the Oscars’ “swag bag.” 

To get a glimpse of among the shade that the Oscars obtained for snubbing Boseman, try these Twitter reactions beneath:

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