Samuel L. Jackson Has Major Beef with the Academy Awards After 1995 Loss

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Samuel L. Jackson is one of Hollywood's most decorated actors which makes it extremely hard to believe that he has yet to win an Academy Award. His first and only shot at the coveted Oscar trophy came in 1995 following his brilliant performance as Jules Winnfield in the 1994 classic Pulp Fiction opposite John Travolta. Despite his shocking loss, the film would become a huge hit and amass a cult-like following.

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Now, almost three decades following the Oscar snub, it looks like Jackson still has a major score to settle with the Academy. Speaking with The Times, the Star Wars and Marvel Cinematic Universe veteran said that losing in 1995 still baffles him to this day as he believes that he should've won at least one Oscar in his illustrious career.

He said: "My wife and I went to see 'Bugsy. Damn! They got nominated and I didn't? I guess Black folk usually win for doing despicable shit 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 motherfucker. So maybe I should have won one. But Oscars don't move the comma on your cheque — it's about getting asses in seats and I've done a good job of doing that."

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Despite the apparent sour grapes he still has over his Oscar snub, I'm pretty sure Jackson takes comfort in knowing that he's one of the most celebrated actors in the entertainment industry and all elusive accolades aside, his contributions to the world of acting and pop culture for that matter will never be ignored.

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