There seems to be one Oscars grievance that all critics share: “Selma” didn’t get the nominations it deserved. The film’s director (Ava DuVernay), star (David Oyelowo), editor (Spencer Averick) and cinematographer (Bradford Young) were notably shut out of their respective categories.
At Davos this week, HuffPost Live’s Roy Sekoff asked IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond if the Academy, perhaps, didn’t give the film its fair due. “The nominating process for Best Picture is maybe a little bit dated,” Gelfond said. “The way pictures are made has changed so rapidly over the last couple of decades.” He spoke about the differences between films like “Star Wars,” which employs hundreds of staff and uses millions of dollars in resources, to smaller projects like “The Theory of Everything.” “I think the idea that they compete with each other makes no sense to me,” he said, mentioning that in his perfect word, the categories would be split up into Blockbuster and Independent. Watch the whole clip above.