Well, Samuel L. Jackson Is Not a 'Manchester By the Sea' Fan...
Something that you can be sure of is that Samuel L. Jackson will not be rooting for Manchester By the Sea throughout awards season this year.
It doesn’t seem like the 67-year-old Oscar-nominated actor is a fan of awards season at all and he slammed the politics of the awards during a speech at the Dubai International Film Festival.
“The politics of what happens during this time of year is very interesting in Hollywood,” Samuel said (via TheWrap). “The movies they choose to say are amazing and great, you know — ‘Manchester by the Sea, oh my god, you must see it, it’s an amazing film!’ But, ehh, I guess it is — to somebody.”
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“It’s not an inclusive film, you know what I mean?” he continued. “And I’m sure that Moonlight will be thought of the same way. They’ll say, ‘Well, that’s a black movie. Where are the white people?’ We’ll say the same thing about Manchester by the Sea.”
Samuel also doesn’t seem to be a fan of Will Smith‘s new movie Collateral Beauty.
“There are all these ‘Oscar bait’ movies. I was looking at the trailer for this Will Smith movie the other day and I’m like, really? It’s another one of those, ‘Oh my God, life is so wonderful, take time to sniff the roses,’” he said.