“I think it’s very political and not entirely based on the quality of a project,” Goth said.
Mia Goth wants the Oscars to go, well, more Gothic.
Days after speaking about what it’s like to be a scream queen at IndieWire Studios in Sundance, the “Infinity Pool” and “Pearl” star addressed the Academy’s lack of recognition for horror films, especially in performance categories.
“I think it’s very political and not entirely based on the quality of a project per se,” Goth told journalist Jake Hamilton (see below) about the lack of genre diversity among the nominees. “I think there’s a lot going on there, a lot of chefs working in the kitchen when it comes to recognized nominations and categories. Maybe I shouldn’t say this, but I think it’s true. I think many people know this. I do not know why.”
Goth continued, “I think a change is needed. In fact, there should be a shift. If they want to engage with the wider public, I think that would be really helpful.”
IndieWire noted Ti West’s goth turn in “X” sequel “Pearl” as one of the best performances of 2022, despite being snubbed by the Academy.
In recent years, Toni Collette’s bone-chilling turn in Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” was similarly snubbed from the acclaimed awards ceremony, despite being nominated for a Critics Choice Award. (Note that Colette’s only Oscar nomination was for Best Supporting Actress in 1999’s The Sixth Sense.) Along with The Sixth Sense, The Exorcist is one of the few horror films to be recognized by the Academy for Best Picture. .
This year’s “No” was also left out of the candidates. In addition to the film’s acclaimed craftsmanship, Star Keke Palmer was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 2023 for ‘No’ after winning the New York Film Critics Circle.
“Psycho,” “The Witch,” “The Thing,” “Carrie” and “Poltergeist” are among the iconic horror films that the Academy completely ignores. The thriller “Parasite” made history as the first international film to win Best Picture, but not specifically in the horror genre.
Meanwhile, Goth continues her scream queen reign with the upcoming “MaXXXine,” which completes the “X” trilogy, due out later this year.
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