Anthony Mackie has the answer to why, Selma director Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo were both overlooked for Oscar nominations: People are tired of discussing race! No seriously, that’s his explanation. Mackie spoke with The Grio in a twist of irony to promote his film, Black & White. What’s so ironic about this you ask? The flick deals with, wait for it…. RACE! Mackie claims Selma’s underwhelming performance at the box office and being shut out by the Academy voters is because people have just had enough about race. According to Mackie:
People are just tired of being bombarded with race right now. So everybody is shying away from certain topics and certain movies.
Child, what? Despite Selma being a critically-acclaimed film, Mackie believes it was snubbed because other films were better that it was. Mackie stated:
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