Way.....way too early for Oscar voters to even remember it clearly. IF YOU WANT AN OSCAR, SAG AWARD, GOLDEN GLOBE.....MAKE SURE THE RELEASE OF YOUR MOVIE IS TIMED CORRECTLY. And, the actors in The Butler were very "American Hollywood."
Second Reason---HERE'S WHAT NO ONE IS SAYING IN PUBLIC---
Hollywood can only deal with one "black" movie at a time. Forget about all their pubic proclamations about diversity, honor, etc. Their quota is ONE.
And 12 Years a Slave is "blacker." Sorry. But I'm saying it. It's more politically correct for Hollywood liberals. I can't wait to hear the awards presenters try to say the names of the stars of it. But that's all part of the build. Mea culpa, mea culpa.
Both movies were excellent, but just wait and see what happens.