Will Smith Does NOT Deserve An Oscar And Here’s Why

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People are claiming that Will Smith deserves an Oscar but does he?

 


 

Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, has spoken up about her husband being “snubbed” at the Oscars this year for his role in Concussion. But while her argument could be perceived as acknowledgement by a nomination rather than a win, the internet has (of course) gone to extremes questioning why he has never won an Academy Award.




Before we get started, I’m not advocating to exclude Will Smith from being nominated for an Oscar. But I am 100% sure that he has not yet earned his right to a lustrous Academy Award. There are some making claims with an opinion they’ve backed up, but there are others whose opinion I will not even address. Those are the people claiming that Will Smith deserved an Oscar for “Independence Day.” And for those that think that, feel free to avoid the Oscars and focus on the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. That may be an awards show that adheres to your tastes.

For the rest of the crowd arguing for more worthy films, my argument is geared towards your opinions.

1. Will Smith gets a nomination for “Ali” but not a win.

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Will Smith’s first Oscar nomination

At the 2002 Oscars Will Smith received his first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of boxer legend Muhammad Ali in the film “Ali.” This was quite an honor already, but he also shared the nomination spotlight with a number of other seasoned actors, all of whom were his senior in both age and experience. Sean Penn was nominated for “I Am Sam,” Russell Crowe for “A Beautiful Mind,” Tom Wilkinson for “In the Bedroom,” and Denzel Washington for “Training Day.”

Among these actors, Denzel Washington prevailed as the winner which was long overdue to say the least. I wouldn’t say that “Training Day” was a role that outshined others in this category, but with being snubbed on so many previous superior roles, everyone knew that Denzel Washington was the actor that did deserve the win. At only 34, Will Smith still had a bit of work to hone his craft to be on par with Washington.

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  • Marty Nozz

    I like Will Smith, but there’s a lot of great movies out there and a lot of fine actors turning out great performances. People getting tetchy over an actor not getting nominated is fine, but I hate that the accusation of racism is getting brought into play. That’s stupid. Hollywood is pushing, and pushing, and PUSHING diversity to the point where its starting to get comical. I doubt race had anything to do with the nimination process. Smith will likely get an Oscar one year, just not this year.

  • Jayme Franklin

    I will boycott the Oscars forever if Will Smith receives an Oscar before Gary Oldman does.

    • filmfadRyan

      It is astounding to hear the outcry for Will Smith to get an Oscar over more worthy candidates.

      • julietaube

        honestly, it’s like his agent or publicist is working this. Will, maybe other actors just don’t think you are as good as you think you are.

    • Charles Sroka

      THE HELL WITH THE OSCARS, WE NEED TO BOYCOTT ALL MOVIES THAT ARE AGAINST THE BETTERING OF AMERICA,,, HIT THEM IN THE POCKET WHERE IT WILL HURT,,,,I WILL NOT SUPPORT THESE TRAITORS OF AMERICA,,,,,AND THE ONES WHO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THEM ARE FOOLS,,,,

  • julietaube

    Will Smith is okay in some movies, but I have not been blown away by his performances. In my opinion he always brings an awareness that he is watching himself perform. I enjoyed Men in Black and some other movies, but some of his stuff is cringe worthy- that science fiction movie with his son, for example.
    And is there an assumption that Black members will vote for Black people based on race? that’s kind of disappointing.

  • tina

    he’s not getting an oscar due to your whining. boo

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