Michael B. Jordan Speaks On Whether Or Not He Felt Snubbed By The Oscars
Aside from 12 Years a Slave, I think we all agreed that quite a few black films and amazing performances by black actors and actresses were overlooked by the Academy for nominations this year. One of the biggest and best films that we felt should have picked up a few nominations included the very gripping Fruitvale Station. Michael B. Jordan of course gave an incredible performance as Oscar Grant, and up until award season actually started, we thought he’d be a shoo-in for Best Actor at the Golden Globes and Academy Awards, as quite a few critics seemed to feel the same way, but that just wasn’t the case. So how does Jordan feel about all that? In an interview with Blogxilla for Global Grind to promote his new film That Awkward Moment with Zac Efron and Miles Teller, he was asked if he felt snubbed. Jordan said just being talked about with some of the people he has looked up to for a long time meant a lot to him, and that’s enough:
Nah man, you gotta look at the year, bro. You know what I’m saying? It’s an incredible year, great year for film, incredible performances. Just to be in the conversation with those greats, people that I’ve looked up to and admired my entire career, it’s not a loss. You know what I’m saying? I’m just happy. I’m excited man, just to be in those conversations. It’s pretty cool, man.
Zac Efron comically chimed in to say, “Miles and I didn’t even get snubbed. It would have been great to be snubbed.”
But seriously, who doesn’t love Michael B. Jordan? Such a gracious (and handsome) fella. What do you think? Did his performance in Fruitvale Station deserve a nomination or is he right that just getting all the attention he did and being talked about with the greats last year was good enough?