Too sexist, too boring: your guide to every 2024 Oscars backlash

March 08, 2024

As the race for Best Picture heats up, there’s always a backlash against one or more of the frontrunners as public opinion curdles. But even for Oscars backlash season, things have been particularly fractious this time around. And a more minor, adjunct backlash came against Cooper’s policy of not having chairs on set. It’s nominated for 10 Oscars, and its depiction of American Indian life was declared by Osage Nation Chief Standing Bear to have “restored trust”. Try The Telegraph free for 3 months with unlimited access to our award-winning website, exclusive app, money-saving offers and more.