CHICAGO – Despite his best efforts, Chinese-born Chicago native Chun Jin confessed this week that he couldn’t find any defining physical characteristics of any Oscar nominee in this year’s monochromatic field.
“I don’t get it,” the 49-year-old said. “Did the same guy get nominated for everything? Have you seen the photos?”
Jin, who moved to the United States at age six, acknowledged that he hasn’t seen many movies this year, but noted that he was “pretty sure black people were in some good ones.”
“Look at these two,” Jin said, pointing to multiple pictures of Matt Damon on his iPhone. “One of these is Tom Hardy and one is Bryan Cranston. Can you tell which is which?”