Honoring the best of the best is what the Academy is meant to do. However, it doesn’t always work out that way. There are many reasons that the best performance of the year doesn’t receive the Oscar.
For one thing, there’s the racial bias. Only in recent years has the #OscarsSoWhite chant taken off, but this has always been an issue in Hollywood, with incredible actors of color passed up for their white counterparts when it comes to both casting and nominations. The cry remains: until Hollywood casting closer represents the full spectrum of races out there, there’s work to be done.
Often the reason is less controversial. Some years are saturated with …
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