The 2020 Oscar nominations were announced Monday morning, and they gave us one of the most frustrating lists of honorees on public record in recent history. But on the other hand, you might be happy to learn that South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s magnificent film Parasite has managed to clear any foreign language barriers and reigns as one of the most nominated films of the year. So, as the Bible says, the Academy giveth, and it taketh away.
Let’s unpack it all.
7 | FORMER NFL PLAYER MATTHEW CHERRY RECEIVES AN OSCAR NOMINATION FOR AN ANIMATED FILM ABOUT NATURAL BLACK HAIR.
If you are unfamiliar with Matthew Cherry, then you must not be paying close enough attention to Twitter. The former wide receiver-turned-filmmaker is a huge advocate for black and brown talent on-screen and last year compiled all his resources, including a crowdfunding campaign, to make Hair Love, an animated short film about a black dad learning to do his young daughter’s natural hair. And now he’s an Oscar nominee.