These Oscar Best Picture nominees are ‘problematic’—but will that matter?

Jan 16, 2020 - Fortune

The 2020 Academy Award nominations have officially been announced.

Cue the outrage.

Depending upon your point of view, it seems that nearly all of the films nominated for Best Picture this year can be deemed problematic: racist, sexist, or offensive for other reasons. So which film will emerge as this year’s Oscar villain, the movie that comes to typify everything that’s wrong with Hollywood?

Last year, in the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards, there was a growing bac...