The Us-ual

People are really surprised that Lupita Nyong’o didn’t receive an Oscar nomination for her performance in Us?

In case no one noticed, Us was a horror film, which other than for effects nearly never get nominated for anything in any Oscar category. That it happened to be by far the best movie released in 2019 doesn’t matter a whit. The snub had nothing to do with racism and everything to do with general anti-horror attitudes.