Film, Opinion

Ten Tremendous Oscar Bait Failures

Posted: February 20, 2017 at 7:34 pm   /   by   /   comments (2)

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

  • Domestic Total Gross: $15,861,566
  • Production Budget: $8.5 million
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 71%

 

I do not know if it is the preachy nature of the film’s historical themes, writer/director and star Nate Parker’s past sexual assault allegations, or the fact that the title is synonymous with D.W. Griffith’s infamously racist 1915 propaganda film. Yet for some reason, the Academy did not want to touch this otherwise artistically impressive and equally important biopic of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner.

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