Friday, 16 January 2015

Oscar list nominees, David Oyelowo snubbed

The awards season is here and every actor across the world is gearing up for the events of their lives. These events are what usually makes or breaks them. In Nigeria, it is all about the African Movie Academy Awards(AMAA) and the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA). In America, The academy awards popularly known as the Oscars announced its nominees at the grand event earlier this week.
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Many critics have been making comments on the list of Oscar nominees, but most of all the nominee choices seem to have matched the acceptance of most of the movies at the cinema. However there are some who criticise the choices. Foreign and even some Nigeria critics are not happy about the exclusion of Nigeria’s David Oyelowo from the awards. Many had praised his artistry in the portrayal of American hero, Martin Luther King in the movie Selma.
As a Movie critic Linda Homes wrote, “David Oyelowo was considered a good bet for his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, but the film was shut out of everything except Best Picture and Best Original Song. How a film can qualify for Best Picture and have practically no other elements worthy of recognition is an eternal and surprising,” she said.

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