Actor Samuel L Jackson has spoken out about Hollywood studios who are making films as ‘Oscar-Bait’ rather than to make great movies.
Jackson mentions Will Smith’s latest movie, Collateral Beauty, describing it as something that’s been designed to tick all the boxes to score an Oscar nomination…
“The politics of what happens during this time of year is very interesting in Hollywood. The movies they choose to say are amazing and great, you know — ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ oh my god, you must see it, it’s an amazing film!’ But, ehh, I guess it is — to somebody.
It’s not an inclusive film, you know what I mean. And I’m sure that ‘Moonlight’ will be thought of the same way. They’ll say, ‘Well, that’s a black movie. Where are the white people?’ We’ll say the same thing about ‘Manchester by the Sea.’
There are all these ‘Oscar bait’ movies. I was looking at the trailer for this Will Smith movie the other day and I’m like, really? It’s another one of those, ‘Oh my God, life is so wonderful, take time to sniff the roses.”