Larry Myers

Daily Note

January 26, 2024

There’s media kerfuffle about how the Barbie movie was snubbed during the Oscar nominations. Barbie was a just okay movie. My wife and I watched it on streaming, and as the credits rolled we looked at it each other and said, “that’s it? That’s what all the media coverage was about?”

If you want to talk about a snub for Oscar nominations, where is the outage that Across the Spider-verse is going to get its token award for Best Animated Feature and that’s it? One of the best movies of the year, and one of the best films I’ve seen in a while, does not get any acknowledgement because it happens to be animated. The same thing happened to Spirited Away. Thankfully the Oscars become less and less revenant every year.