Why Straight Outta Compton's Jason Mitchell says he doesn't need an Oscar
While we were sitting down with Mitchell to talk about the film, we touched on Straight Outta Compton being almost entirely snubbed at this year's Oscars, with the only nomination going to screenwriters Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman, S. Leigh Savidge, and Alan Wenkus. Many felt that Mitchell, in particular, was deserving of a nomination for his portrayal of the iconic rapper.
When we asked him his thoughts, Mitchell said:
"No I didn't get robbed. If anything the people who put it together F. Gary Gray, definitely. Ice Cube. You know, these guys have been fighting for this for such a long time and it's so much bigger than just one actor. You know what I mean. Those guys set up such a great platform for me to be able to perform that I just look at it like as long as they bring up Straight Outta Compton or my name, or whoever's name in the midst of that conversation I'm good with that. I don't need the hardware. Like help us change the dialogue of the situation. I'm cool with that. Seeing all these things like that Hollywood Reporter cover...My mouth dropped. I was like, 'are you serious?' Because it's not a white or black thing anymore. It's color blind completely and I'm cool with that. Because people can't take my talent. I'll be acting until I'm dead for sure."
Take a look at Michell's response in the video above or below.
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