Actors Who Have By hook or by crook By no means Been Nominated for Academy Awards

If “Crash” was once all the time going to win best possible image, the Academy may just’ve no less than nominated Thandiwe Newton.

Thandiwe Newton in a yellow dress

Thandiwe Newton.

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Crash,” launched in 2004, is one of the notorious (and possibly not worthy) best possible image winners of all time. The Unbiased referred to as it an “totally tone-deaf, cloyingly sentimental ensemble movie,” because it best engages with racism in probably the most surface-level means.

So, why must Newton, 50, had been nominated? As a result of she performs a tender Black lady who’s sexually assaulted through a white racist cop performed through Matt Dillon — best Dillon was once nominated for an Academy Award, even supposing lots of the emotional burden of the movie rests on Newton’s shoulders.

She gained many different precursor awards for the movie, together with a BAFTA, an Empire Award, and a couple of different nominations.

However, if you wish to omit “Crash” exists altogether, Newton may just’ve additionally been nominated for “Cherished,” “The Pursuit of Happyness,” and even this yr’s “God’s Nation.”

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