Social networks are buzzing after the Oscar nominations were released the morning with no sign of color. For the second year in a row the Academy did not nominate any black actors in any of the 20 nomination slots in the four categories (shade or nah?) The Hollywood Reporter thinks so,
“Once again, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did not nominate any black actors to any of the 20 slots in the four acting categories.
Further compounding the lack of diversity among the top categories, Straight Outta Compton, the drama about the rise of the rap group N.W.A, although it got an original screenwriting nomination, failed to earn a best picture nomination, even though the critically acclaimed movie has been recognized by other groups like SAG-AFTRA, which nominated its cast for a best ensemble award.”
Twitter also thinks the Oscar’s threw some shade for not nominated any black actors..
Dear Academy, #OscarsSoWhite? Again? In a year with CREED, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, and BEASTS OF NO NATION? What more did you need?
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) January 14, 2016
— Vulture (@vulture) January 14, 2016
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