There is a debate that a best actor nomination should have gone to Stanfield, who promotes the film in his role as real-life FBI informant William O’Neill, who spies Black Panthers leader Fred Hampton, played by Kalua Of.
Warner Bros. (owned by the parent company of CNN) campaigned for Stanfield in the Best Actor category, and after announcing the nomination on Monday, writer Karen Han tweeted and expressed her confusion.
“If Daniel Kaluuya and Lakith Stanfield are supporting actors in both Judas and Black Messia, then who is the leader in the world ????”.
Han was not alone.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences does not share voter information, but has some principles.
Variety’s Film Awards Editor, Clayton Davis, wrote that “one theory was that the acting branch would have seen the film as an ensemble, similar to” The Trial of the Chicago 7 “, and for both in the category Voted. “
An Oscar representative declined to comment.