|Lee Daniels' The Butler was critically acclaimed and yet not nominated for a Golden Globe.|
It's a blockbuster movie. And it managed to get the Oscar buzz. And yet at the Golden Globes announcement ceremony, it was another controversial issue.
The Butler by Lee Daniels was bucked by other movies. The Golden Globes just snubbed Oprah Winfrey for her outstanding performance in”The Butler.” In fact, they snubbed the entire movie.
Yeah, the racist right will have a field day with this one. After all they happy to see the media mogul suffer in the face of public opinion. After all she said that the amount of disrespect towards her friend President Barack Obama mounts to racism. The racist right doesn't like being called out for being who they are.
After all they believe that calling the first Black president, a "MUSLIM", "TERRORIST", "COMMUNIST", "SOCIALIST", "ANTI-AMERICAN", "HALFRICAN" is fair game.
Oprah Winfrey got what's coming to her says those on the racist right.
Anyway, The Hollywood Reporter (THR) reports a day after Lee Daniels' The Butler scored three SAG Awards nominations, the movie was completely shut out of the Golden Globes categories.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association snubbed not only the film itself in the best motion picture, drama, category, but also supporting actress Oprah Winfrey and star Forest Whitaker, both of whom had been recognized a day earlier by SAG with nominations.
The films that will vie for best motion picture, drama, are 12 Years a Slave,Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena and Rush.
According to The Hollywood Reporter's awards analyst Scott Feinberg, Winfrey seemingly was snubbed when a slot went instead to Blue Jasmine's Sally Hawkins, who was not among those expected to be nominated. The other actresses nominated for supporting roles by the Globes include Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Julia Roberts (August: Osage County), Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) and June Squibb (Nebraska).
12 Years A Slave was a top biller for nominations.
The Butler -- which stars Whitaker as a White House butler who served through several administrations and features Winfrey as his wife -- scored a total of three SAG Awards nominations on Wednesday. In addition to Winfrey and Whitaker, the film also earned best ensemble recognition for the cast (SAG's equivalent of best picture).
The movie has earned nearly $116 million at the box office since its Aug. 16 release.