'Selma' Is A Best Picture Nom, So Why Is It Dubbed A Snub?
"Selma" is officially nominated for two Oscars, including best picture. So why was it shut out of the other major categories?By Madison Conklin | January 15, 2015
The 2015 Oscar nominations are out, and critics are astonished by the number of nods "Selma" received from the Academy.
That number would be two. The biopic about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s march for equal voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, received a nod for best original song and ... get this ... best picture.
So, let's get this straight. "Selma" is a best picture nominee, yet David Oyelowo didn't receive one for best actor in a leading role. The movie's director, Ava DuVernay, is not nominated. Quickly, everyone is saying "Selma" was snubbed.