"It’s part of why that film didn’t get everything that people think it should’ve got and it birthed #OscarsSoWhite,” continued Oyelowo. “They used their privilege to deny a film on the basis of what they valued in the world.”
Well he's entitled to his opinion but that's all that is .........and this may be the most goofy offensive statement I've read from a talented actor in a long time ........so therefore rather than just accepting it and pushing for date changes etc. you have to add THAT part above............you're literally going to push for a change to the system to enable a whole different group of people (and another system) who can then deny films on the basis of what they or David Oyelowo maybe (?) - value in the world (?)
He has no way of knowing any of that statement, it is utterly conceivable they just didn't like the movie as much as he did and some people did ...........he has a point and then he very much exceeds his point.
What does he think the film was supposed to get? Best Director was a reach with the prevalent criticisms of the film's form. A performance of the decade contender wasn't nominated in Actor either (Nightcrawler). It didn't have some insanely good techs. Citing the ridiculousness of some old fogeys in the Academy would make more sense if they missed Best Picture.