Biggest Oscar snub for Best Actor: John David Washington or Ryan Gosling? | The Tylt
Biggest Oscar snub for Best Actor: John David Washington or Ryan Gosling?
Below is the synopsis of "BlacKkKlansman" and John David Washington's role, per Rotten Tomatoes.
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It's the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.
The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award (R) winning Get Out.
Washington scored a Golden Globe nomination and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, but supporters are shaking their heads he did not earn a nod at the 2019 Oscars.
Below is the synopsis of "First Man" and Ryan Gosling's role, per Rotten Tomatoes.
On the heels of their six-time Academy Award (R)-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar (R)-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures' First Man, the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong and on the nation of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
Gosling received a Satellite Award and Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for his role as Neil Armstrong, but fans are shaking their heads at the Oscar snub.