Samuel L. Jackson Says ‘Black Folk Usually Win For Doing Despicable Sh*t On Screen’ While Discussing His Lack Of Oscars

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson Says ‘Black Folk Usually Win For Doing Despicable Sh*t On Screen’ While Discussing His Lack Of Oscars

It seems like Samuel L. Jackson has a bone to pick with the Academy Awards.

Samuel L. Jackson has been in the entertainment business for decades and has had a part in multiple hit films including  ‘Coming to America,’  ‘Juice,’ and ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars.’ Reportedly, the movies that Samuel L. Jackson has appeared in throughout his career have collectively grossed over $27 billion worldwide, which makes him one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. In addition to bringing in the big bucks for movie studios, his work has also previously caught the attention of the Academy Awards and in 1994 he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s film ‘Pulp Fiction.’

During a recent interview, Jackson spoke on the nomination and said,

“I should have won that one.” 

Jackson continued and expressed that he believes his first Oscar nomination should have come from his role in Spike Lee’s 1991 film ‘Jungle Fever,’ but, his work was overshadowed by the movie ‘Bugsy.’

Jackson then shared that black actors tend to get an Academy Award only when they do questionable things. 

“My wife and I went to see ‘Bugsy.’ D*mn! They got nominated and I didn’t? I guess Black folk usually win for doing despicable sh*t on screen. Like Denzel [Washington] for being a horrible cop in ‘Training Day.’ All the great stuff he did in uplifting roles like ‘Malcolm X?’ No — we’ll give it to this m*therf*cker.”

He continued,

“So maybe I should have won one. But Oscars don’t move the comma on your cheque — it’s about getting a**es in seats and I’ve done a good job of doing that.” 

He added,

“They should have an Oscar for the most popular movie. Because that’s what the business is about.”

“All movies are valid. Some go to the cinema to be moved dearly. Some like superheroes. If somebody has more butts on seats it just means your audience is not as broad. There are people who have had successful careers but nobody can recite one line of their parts. I’m the guy who says sh*t that’s on a T-shirt.”

Jackson has yet to win an Academy Award but he will receive an honorary Oscar at the 2022 Governors Awards on March 25. 

Samuel L. Jackson

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel