"SELMA? One of the best pics of the year. But the directing, script, all the acting, & cinematography? Meh. Nice song, though."
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 15, 2015
The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, with no big surprises: white men are continually rewarded for just showing up, people of color and women are almost completely shut out, the sky is blue, etc.
The biggest letdown, of course, was Selma (depending on what social media circles you run in—a lot of outrage about The Lego Movie being robbed, too), Ava DuVernay's painful, masterful work about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s efforts to get LBJ [...]