Triggered #60 | Oscars 2019: Pandering To Popularity

After multiple years of being slapped with the #oscarssowhite label and overall declining viewership, the Oscars were definitely in need of some good PR on the race relations front. 2018 seemed to deliver, with strong contenders like BlacKkKlansman looking like guarantees for best awards. However, it wouldn't be Hollywood without controversy, most notably with Spike Lee getting beat out for best picture, and for the seemingly convenient timing of Marvel's first ever best picture nomination.