Ice Cube Reacts To ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Oscar Snub
15 January 2016, 10:41
The movie wasn't nominated for Best Picture.
Ice Cube has shrugged off news that NWA biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ hasn't been nominated for Best Picture at the upcoming Oscars.
“We ain’t worried about it,” Cube told TMZ. “We good, though.”
Despite missing out on a nomination for Best Picture, the Ice Cube-directed movie was nominated for Best Original Screenplay.
The film portrays the inspiring story of Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Dr. Dre MC Ren and DJ Yella, who came together to form NWA.
'Straight Outta Compton' is also the highest-grossing film ever by a black director.
Following the apparent Oscar snub, many people on Twitter have expressed their anger at the movie being "robbed".
Didn't see many 2015 films in general, but Straight Outta Compton was robbed. Seriously robbed. That film was phenomenal on all counts.— L Walcott-Burton (@LindenWB) January 15, 2016
Straight Outta Compton is getting robbed. Definitely deserves multiple nominations— lexxiana (@TheLexxinator) January 14, 2016
Straight outta Compton was robbed blindly. Seriously one of the best films I have seen in a long time! #OscarNoms— Robert Holik (@IAmRobertHolik) January 14, 2016
Straight Outta Compton was robbed, goodnight and goodbye— mattisøn (@riedererm) January 15, 2016
Straight Outta Compton was robbed. Totally deserved an Oscar Nod for best picture— Keana (@KeenerTheBeaner) January 15, 2016
Meanwhile, the movies nominated for Best Picture by the Academy include ‘The Big Short’, ‘Bridge Of Spies’, ‘Brookyln’, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, ‘The Martian’, ‘The Revenant’, ‘Room’ and ‘Spotlight’.
Ice Cube’s new movie ‘Ride Along 2’ is out in UK cinemas on 22nd January.