Oscar Noms: Immediate Reaction

They were announced this morning. No Ridley Scott for directing — he was tipped to win his category. No “Carol” nom for best picture, which didn’t surprise me as I had talked to Academy voters over the holidays and none of them loved it. The best picture nom for “Room” assures that Brie Larson will win Best Actress. And the fact that “The Revenant” got the most noms (12) is yet more evidence that Best Actor will go to Leonardo DiCaprio. The saddest, most predictable news is that all 20 nominated actors are white. Hollywood keeps making noises for diversity but Oscar voters certainly haven’t gotten the memo.

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