— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 27, 2017
Casey Affleck Is an Oscar Winner, While “The Birth of a Nation” Was Completely Shut Out
Despite 2010 sexual harassment allegations bubbling up ahead of awards season, “Manchester by the Sea” actor Casey Affleck was nominated for and won the Best Actor Oscar Sunday, Feb. 26. Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” was shut out of the Oscar race due to his resurfaced 1999 rape case and viewers of the 89th annual ceremony took notice on Twitter.
Nate Parker's rape allegations kept "Birth of a Nation" from even being nominated. But Casey Affleck just won Best Actor despite his.
— Adonis (@trillac_) February 27, 2017
Sexual misconduct allegations ruined @NateParker momentum for Birth of a Nation but did little to tarnish Casey Affleck. I wonder why?
— Dr. Johnny Benjamin (@DrJCBenjamin) February 27, 2017
"And the Oscar goes to…..Casey Affleck"
Nate Parker: pic.twitter.com/8Z4RzCaeiM
— jujoffer (@jujoffer) February 27, 2017