The 7 worst quotes from an interview with an Oscar voter


Scott Feinberg at The Hollywood Reporter is conducting anonymous interviews with members of the Academy leading up to the Oscars this weekend, and the first interview is a horrorshow of bigotry.

1. “What no one wants to say out loud is that Selma is a well-crafted movie, but there’s no art to it. If the movie had been directed by a 60-year-old white male, I don’t think that people would have been carrying on about it to the level that they were.”

No, they’d be carrying on about it on a totally different level, the level where we gauge the hubris of white directors claiming black narratives for their own gain for the 900th time in the history of film.

2. “[On Selma]: I’ve got to tell you, having the cast show up in T-shirts saying “I can’t breathe” [at their New York premiere] — I thought that stuff was offensive. Did…

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