Regina King SNUBBED from Oscars 2021 Best Director for ‘One Night in Miami’, angry fans ‘so f**king offended’

Regina King earned a lot of praise for her directial debut feature ‘One Night in Miami’ but could not impress the Academy

                            Regina King SNUBBED from Oscars 2021 Best Director for ‘One Night in Miami’, angry fans ‘so f**king offended’
Regina King didn't get nominated (Getty Images)

Hollywood icon Regina King might have bagged the Academy Award in 2019 for Best Supporting Actress for ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ but, unfortunately, she might have to settle for less at this year’s Oscars as she failed to get a nomination in the Best Director category for her directorial debut feature 'One Night in Miami’.

The nominations of the 93rd edition of the Academy Awards were announced on Monday, March 15 and just like every year it came with a few surprises and snubs. Regina King, who is best known for her work in the hit TV series ‘Watchmen’ earned a lot of praise for her debut feature but could not manage to impress the Academy. The Internet soon got abuzz with the news of the biggest snub.


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Filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg scored a nod in the Best Director category for his movie ‘Another Round’ along with David Fincher for ‘Mank, Lee Isaac Chung for ‘Minari’, Chloé Zhao for ‘Nomadland’ and Emerald Fennell for ‘Promising Young Woman’.

If we talk about ‘One Night in Miami’, the critically well-received movie could only manage to score three nods ie Leslie Odom Jr in the Best Supporting Actor category, the song ‘Speak Now’ in the Original Song category and Screenplay by Kemp Powers in Adapted Screenplay category.  

Regina King (Getty Images)


‘I'm so f**king offended right now’

Regina King and ‘One Night in Miami’ proved to be one of the biggest snubs at Oscars 2021 nominations and this did not go down well with the movie fanatics. A lot of social media users rushed to Twitter with an intention to slam the Academy for the same. One furious user tweeted, “You guys, I'm so f**king offended right now... I can't believe they snubbed Regina King and her film One Night in Miami for the main categories!!! The Father is not a better film.”

Another added, “Thrilled because I genuinely liked Mank. But I don’t understand the snub of Regina King for best director.”

The next one was equally shocked and said, “I can't believe Regina King got snubbed.” One added, “I just realized the One Night in Miami and Regina King snub omg... y’all are going to hell.” Another asserted, “Honestly, the only thing I’m shocked about is Regina King getting snubbed.” One individual posted, “Already over these #OscarNoms because they snubbed Regina King for Best Director when One Night in Miami was easily one of the best films of the year and her direction was impeccable.”

One user concluded, “Biggest #OscarNoms snub, in my opinion, is Regina King missing Best Director and ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI not being nominated for Best Picture. Great film, deserved more love, imo.” 

Leslie Odom Jr., Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Aldis Hodge in still from 'One Night in Miami' (IMDb)









Oscars 2021 nominations of all 23 categories were announced on March 15 at 8.19 am ET. The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will take place on April 25, 2021, at the Dolby Theatre. The much-awaited award ceremony will be broadcasted live on the ABC Television Network.

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