Discusses the academy awards snubbing of horror films.
It’s no secret that the Oscars have historically neglected the horror genre and its innumerable masterpieces. However, snubbing Goth’s work in Pearl (as well as X) has not gone unnoticed by fans. During an interview with Jake Hamilton, the actor opened up about the Oscars’ deliberate neglect of horror films and artists working in the genre.
While talking about the issue, Goth said: “I think that it’s very political. It’s not entirely based on the quality of a project per se. There’s a lot going on there and a lot of cooks in the kitchen when it comes to nominations. Maybe I shouldn’t say that, but I think that’s true. I think a lot of people know that”.
The actor also insisted that a change in perception is necessary if the Academy really wants to reflect the tastes of audiences watching at home. Goth added: “A change is necessary. A shift should take place if they wanted to engage with the wider public. I think it would be of benefit, really, [to nominate horror movies].”