The Oscar race is heating up, mostly thanks to every single person in the film industry having an opinion on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that has rightfully rocked awards season. Entering the conversation today is Quentin Tarantino, writer of such progressive films as Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Django Unchained, and this year’s oscar nominee, The Hateful Eight. Tarantino’s take? “One of my favorite movies this last year was Nancy Meyers’ The Intern. They’re not considering that for the Oscars.”
This is a brave opinion, and it was expressed in New Zealand’s The Metro . He goes on:
Robert De Niro gave one of the best performances this year in that movie. I thought the script was actually one of her best. Right up there with It’s Complicated. They’re not asking her to be part of the discussion.
Maybe if The Intern had starred Meryl Streep, it would’ve received some nominations, too, just like It’s Complicated. Give Nancy Meyers the love she deserves, Film Academy!