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Exclusive: Octavia Spencer On Why “Selma” Wasn’t Snubbed



Black or White actress Octavia Spencer says she doesn’t believe the film Selma was snubbed during this month’s Academy Award nominations. While the film was nominated for Best Picture, director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo did not receive nominations for their efforts, leading to cries that this year’s ceremony is White washed.

The 2012 Oscar-winner for Best Supporting Actress offered up her own take on the supposed scandal during a sit-down interview with The Alabama native seems to think people maybe overreacting with all the “snub” talk. “I don’t understand what that’s about. The film was not overlooked. It received a Best Picture and a Best Song nomination. It is what it is.”

Spencer, who is currently starring alongside Kevin Costner and Anthony Mackie in Black or White, added, “I’m thrilled for everyone that has received a nomination though, it’s hard to get: trust me.” And she would know, receiving a nod from the Academy for her work in The Help.

Hear who Spencer says she’s rooting for at next month’s big show in the clip below.


Issa, Anthony, Sterling … Oh My! This Is Who We’re Rooting For At The Golden Globes



Another year, another award show … but this time around a few new names have made the nominations cut.

The 2018 Golden Globes nominees were announced on Monday and some of our favorites like Anthony Anderson, his show “black-ish”, Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq”), Octavia Spencer (“The Shape Of Water”) and Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”) made the list again. But some newbies were announced that have us giddy like it’s Christmas morning.

First up, we’re super glad that “Get Out” is being recognized, although it’s in the “Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical” category (womp) and to see David Kaluuya getting some love is pretty dope.

In addition, one of our FAVE singer is now being recognized for her acting prowess! Mary J. Blige scored a nod for her supporting role in “Mudbound” and we can’t wait to see what she wears to the big show.

And although this is Issa Rae’s second year being a Golden Globe nominee, we’re just as excited as if it were her first! Oh, and maybe the Globes will get it right this year (wink, wink).

For a full list of the Golden Globe nominees click HERE!

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