Widows: Why it was overlooked by the Oscars (and audiences)
Widows, Steve McQueen’s followup to Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave, was largely overlooked when it was released in November 2018. It ultimately received zero Oscar nominations, despite originally being an awards contender. There are a few reasons why this happened, some of which were the movie’s fault, some of which weren’t. This video essay explores why exactly this happened.