Is there still hope for “Selma” in the Best Picture Oscar race? The critically acclaimed Dr. Martin Luther King biopic was surprisingly left out of most of the major categories when Academy Award nominations were revealed Thursday, leaving fans and critics frantic. But the road to victory may not be closed from the Ava DuVernay film.
As history has taught us, snubs on Oscar nomination day can sometimes boost a Best Picture nominee’s prospects. It’s called the “Argo effect.”