Emmett Till‘s household is saddened and surprised the Motion Picture Academy ignored the movie about this tragic and pivotal story in American historical past … and it did so in each Oscar class.
Emmett’s cousin and cofounder of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, Deborah Watts, tells TMZ … the household is extraordinarily disillusioned the film “Till” and its lead actress Danielle Deadwyler — who performs Emmett’s mother — acquired zero nominations.
Deborah says Danielle “embodied and delivered the true essence of our cousin, a loving and courageous mother, Mamie Till Mobley. She reached deeply and poured her heart and soul in this role as she embraced us intimately like no other, while transforming into Mamie and bringing her true essence and story to life.”
As , the movie tells the story of Emmett’s 1955 abduction and lynching in Mississippi … which despatched shockwaves throughout the nation when a photograph of his brutally crushed physique was made public.
The household’s sentiment about Danielle being snubbed falls in keeping with a social media pattern — of us declaring no Black girls had been nominated within the Best Actor class … and this would not be the primary time.
Some customers famous Viola Davis was one other worthy contender for her efficiency within the field workplace hit, “The Woman King”.
Going ahead, Deborah says “The Emmett Till Legacy Family and community of supporters will ensure Emmett and Mamie’s legacies and story will continue to be told with or without any awards.”
Danielle has but to react publicly — we reached out to her reps, however the actuality is, actors hardly ever say something about snubs.