Old Oscar voters blocked ‘Get Out’ without watching it, investigation shows
The investigation featured several sources from inside the Academy
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An investigation has alleged that older members of the Academy have blocked ‘Get Out’ at this year’s Oscars. Apparently 14 Oscar voters have refused to watch the film. “I had multiple conversations with longtime Academy members who were like ‘that was not an Oscar film’”, one voter said, as reported by i-D. The investigation reveals exactly who was denying ‘Get Out’ fair judgement. The source claims it was elderly residents of Beverly Hills, ranging in age from their 70s to 90s, with a “locked-in” view of the world.
As i-D reports, older voters warmed towards films like ‘The Post’ or ‘The Darkest Hour’ when voting for Best Picture. However, one member revealed the positive change occursring in the Academy. “It’s really exciting that movies like ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Get Out’ are getting this level of recognition [...] in the first place”, as picked up by i-D.
‘Get Out’ was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for British star Daniel Kaluuya.
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