- Gene Seymour: At #OscarsSoWhite, many complain the 'Selma' Oscar snub is about race
- He says consider difference between Oscar support for "12 years a Slave" and "Selma"
- Seymour: One is about blacks as victims; one is about strong blacks as agents of their own salvation
Gene Seymour is a film critic who has written about music, movies and culture for The New York Times, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly and The Washington Post. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer.
(CNN)A best picture nomination is not exactly nothing. Many would argue that it's just about everything.