The Oscar nominees were recently announced and many are outraged over it being the second year in a row that absolutely no Black actors or directors were nominated for any awards despite the profound film accomplishments made by Black movie makers in 2015.
Twenty nominations were announced, but not one of them included a single Black person.
See the full list of nominees HERE.
The only films nominated that feature a cast with people of color are “Straight Outta Compton” for Best Screenplay, “What Happened, Miss Simone” for Best Documentary and “Creed” for Best Supporting Actor — however these films only had their white contributors recognized as nominees.
“The Revenant,” whose director, Alejandro González Iñárritu, is Mexican is also nominated. It bypassed actors like Will Smith, for “Concussion,” Idris Elba in “Beasts Of No Nation,” Samuel L. Jackson in “The Hateful Eight,” and Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler for “Creed,” all of whom have been heavily praised for their performances this year.
To make matters even worse, Sylvester Stallone got nominated for “Creed” despite the script being written by director Ryan Coogler, and the all-White writing staff for the box office smash “Straight Outta Compton” got nominated without the actors or director F Gary Gray getting acknowledged.
The Black community flooded their timelines last year with the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite after Black actors and directors were snubbed from the nominees list.
At this point it is more than clear that the Oscars don’t care about Black people, and maybe we shouldn’t care about watching and supporting this bias
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