Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Oscars 2016: How To Prepare For A Snub

Hello, Bloggers. With the Oscar nomination announcements on the horizon, I figured I'd share some tips on how to handle an impending snub. Even in a good year for film, no matter what happens, there is always going to be snubs. So here are some ways to cope with a snub that might be upsetting or shocking. Here we go:

1. Keep Your Expectations Open: Even when a film or performance seems like a frontrunner to be nominated, they could always throw a curveball. So even when a film seems like a sure thing to be in a certain major category, don't be too sure.

2. If Anyone Should Feel Anger, It's Those That Were Snubbed: While it's normal to be frustrated over seeing your favorite performance get left out of the Final Five, if there is anybody that should be angry and spewing cusses, it's those that have campaigned for the nominations that they didn't get. Those that have done press screening after press screening, glad-handing voters every chance they got, etc., only to end up with nothing.

3. It's Okay To Feel Disappointed: Of course, like I said, it is okay to feel disappointment over not seeing your favorites get in. It's human nature. The Oscars are the most prestigious awards ceremony and when your favorites have a chance to make it to the ceremony only to have it taken away, it's hard not to feel a little let down.

4. Don't Expect All Your Favorites To Get In: While there are plenty of films you would love to see get in, that doesn't mean they will. The Academy is made up of about 6,000 voters that likely have different film tastes. Even if your favorites pop up in places, don't expect all of them to get in across the board. As I said in tip #1, keep your expectations open.

5. Don't Lose Your Love Of The Movie: Remember that even if a film that you love almost makes it in, but misses out, it doesn't and shouldn't take away from how much you love the movie. I was crushed that The Lego Movie missed out for Best Animated Feature. Yet I still watch it whenever it's on TV.

So those are some of my tips on how to handle an impending snub on Nomination Day. I hope you take these tips into account and here's to a great awards season. Thanks for reading!