On today's episode of BuzzFeed Daily, we broke down the top pop culture headlines AND discussed why the Oscars keep ignoring the horror genre. You can listen below or scroll down to read more about the interview!
So let's dive right into it! Recently we talked to BuzzFeed’s Nora Dominick about the biggest horror movie Oscar snubs and why the genre consistently gets overlooked. Here's some of what we learned:
BuzzFeed Daily: So you recently asked the BuzzFeed community which horror movie performances they think deserved an Oscar. Now I'm sure Toni Collette in Hereditary had to come up more than a few times. But did you notice any other popular favorites?
BuzzFeed Daily: What about really obscure picks? Were there any people who suggested something that was sort of outside the box that hadn't occurred to you before?
BuzzFeed Daily: In general, the Academy is pretty notorious for ignoring not only acting performances but directing screenwriting, visual effects, etc. According to an article by Insider from earlier this year, only 18 horror movies have won Oscars in the awards show's nearly 100-year history. What is it about the horror genre that makes it so unlikely to earn that recognition?
ND: I think it's still a genre that people don't think is prestige enough for the Academy. I think that voting board is still very picky. I think we see the same thing with big blockbuster movies, like action movies and that kind of thing. But horror is an interesting one because you're able to tell some really complex stories within that genre. But somehow, people still can't get past the fact that, like, it's a horror movie.