Hollywood actor/director Ice Cube has come forward to speak out on his box office smash Straight Outta Compton losing out on a Best Picture Academy Awards nomination this year.
Cube dished on his personal issue with the Academy snubbing the mega hit in a new interview this week.
“I think we deserve Best Picture. Especially by them leaving two out. They usually pick ten movies. They picked eight this year,” Cube said in an interview. “I ain’t gonna kiss no a** for nothing. Maybe that is the problem. Or maybe we should’ve put a slave in Straight Outta Compton. I think that’s where we messed up. That’s where we messed up. Just one, random slave for the Academy members to recognize us as a real, black movie…The thing about it is that does not define us or. That award is cool. It’s cool to be recognized. But people recognized this movie back in August when it did $200 million at the box office.” (Power 105.1)
Last week, Cube talked about his Straight Outta Compton box office smash not receiving a Best Picture nomination this week.
“I’m not pissed. I’m not surprised. It’s the Oscars, they do what they do,” Cube said. “The people loved the movie, the people supported the movie, it was No. 1 at the box office, over $200 million worldwide. I can’t be mad, you know.” (“Wendy Williams”)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences overlooked the summer 2015 blockbuster when it announced its Best Picture nominees last week.
It’s amazing … not only did the movie get overlooked for best pic, only 8 movies were nominated and there could have been 10, but clearly they didn’t think the biopic passed muster. The Academy was under a microscope for this one … a lot of people thought this would clearly show if they were bias against black movies. (TMZ)