Sunday, February 22, 2015

All About The Oscars/ Will Selma Win Best Picture?

By the end of the day everyone will be talking about the 87th Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars. During this awards show Selma will be a part of the nominations for Best Picture along with several other movies that pulled in millions of people to theaters everywhere last year. This is very important for one major reason.

Remember last years when #OscarsSoWhite trended? This was because people of my skin color were practically non-existent when it came to receiving any awards. This year Black viewers are tuning again, but only to see if Selma wins. This will be intense and the Internet will explode either way the voting goes. 

Selma was a good movie. It hi-lighted how Martin Luther King Jr motivated thousands of people during that time while still being in fear for himself and his family. It showcased how he had to battle the government to make changes and how he knew there would be violence in this non-violent protest for rights. However, it was a safe movie and it didn't make any of us shed tears like previous movies. Also, if you view the list of nominations in that category it's not the strongest movie so we'll see how this goes.