Back in 2009, the Academy expanded their Best Picture nomination category from 5 possible selections to 10; two years later, they changed it to be "between five and ten," which is one of the worst decisions I think they've ever made. Today, they bested (worsted?) that decision when they chose not to nominate David Oyewolo for his role as Martin Luther King, Jr., in Selma and passed over the film's director, Ava DuVernay, while giving a nod to human glitterbomb Wes Anderson.
I don't have many words for the decisions the Academy has made (and will announce at the Oscars, on February 22nd), so I decided to do something new today. I'm going to let the GIFs speak for me.
Seeing Selma up for Best Picture
Seeing Ava and David get snubbed for Selma
Seeing The Grand Budapest Hotel has NINE nominations
Seeing the Best Actress category (Marion Cotillard; Felicity Jones; Julianne Moore; Rosamund Pike; Reese Witherspoon)
Wondering who is going to butcher Benedict Cumberbatch's name when they announce his win for The Imitation Game
Realizing that every single director, actor, and actress nominated for an Oscar this year is white