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Safe Nominees in Safe Movies: A Roundtable Discussion on the 2015 Oscar Nominations

by The Hairpin In the week leading up to the Oscars, we decided we wanted to take a critical, nuanced look at one of the most debated set of nominations in recent memory, reviled for its sheer and utter lack of diversity. We gathered pals-of-the-Pin Fariha Róisín, Pilot Viruet, Durga Chew-Bose to discuss. Do the Oscars even matter? Fariha: My initial reaction is: “Nooooooo.” Then of course, ultimately—they do. The rhetoric surrounding the oscar snub of Ava DuVernay and her film Selma (supposedly because of the portrayal of LBJ—NYT reviewerRead More