"Fruitvale Station" Shut Out of Oscars

No Oscar nods for tale of Oscar Grant

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    Michael B. Williams as Oscar Grant in "Fruitvale Station."

    No love for Oakland at the Oscars.

    The Bay Area-based film production of "Fruitvale Station" -- the tale of Oscar Grant III's final day before he was shot and killed by a BART police officer on Jan. 1, 2009 -- was shut out of Academy Awards contention, according to reports.

    That flabbergasted some and flummoxed others, like San Francisco Magazine, which called the omission tantamount to the Bay Area being "robbed."

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    First-time writer/ director Ryan Coogler, a Bay native, won awards at Sundance, which the magazine thought would predicate further award glory.

    Meanwhile, other films shot in the Bay Area will vie for Oscar glory, including Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine," the magazine noted.