The Oscar nominations will always disappoint someone. Maybe it’s Jennifer Lopez being left off last year for her performance in Hustlers, or The Master getting passed over for Best Picture in 2013, or Bradley Cooper failing to earn a directing nod for A Star Is Born (okay, that one is still hilarious to me, personally).
This year, though, I’m outraged at the unforgivable snub of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet in the major categories.
It’s a strange position to find myself in; last spring and summer, I was pretty down on Tenet! The studio’s marketing campaign was irritatingly vague, and Nolan’s insistence that his film get a release in physical theaters — mid-pandemic! — felt like a pompous bid to play hero and “save the movies” (it