- LZ: "Selma's" 2 Oscar nominations seen as a snub by some; Academy voters mostly white
- He says calling out Hollywood racism fine, but it may not be the reasons for only 2 nods
- LZ: I don't need Academy to tell me how I feel about Selma, which is about awakening humanity
LZ Granderson is a CNN contributor, a senior writer for ESPN and a lecturer at Northwestern University. He is a former Hechinger Institute fellow, and his commentary has been recognized by the Online News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. Follow him on Twitter @locs_n_laughs. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)On what would have been the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 86th birthday, the Academy Awards decided to snub a beautiful film made about a seminal moment in his life.