#OscarsSoWhite is back after nomination announcements

#OscarsSoWhite is back after nomination announcements Live

#OscarsSoWhite is back like it never left after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated another wholly white group of actresses and actors. 

Many Twitter users thought the Academy disregarded critically acclaimed films with diverse talent. Notable snubs of color include:
  • Golden Globe-nominated Idris Elba and Abraham Attah in "Beasts of No Nation" 
  • Will Smith for his Golden Globe-nominated performance in "Concussion" 
  • Director F. Gary Gray and any of his cast of newcomers in "Straight Outta Compton" 
  • Michael B. Jordan and director Ryan Coogler in "Creed"
  • Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor in "Tangerine"
  • Benicio Del Toro in "Sicario"
  • Etc.  

Mexican director 
Alejandro G. Iñárritu is the only drop of diversity in the main categories this year, as he was nominated for best director for "The Revenant." "Straight Outta Compton" and "Creed" both received nominations, but for the former's white writers and the latter's supporting star, Sylvester Stallone

Broadway Black managing editor April Reign coined the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag in 2015 after the Academy infamously snubbed 'Selma' for its African-American woman director Ava DuVernay and other notable talent from films with diverse casts and crews. The LA Times recently interviewed Reign about her disappointment and lack of surprise about this year's nominations. 

For anybody still interested in watching the Academy Awards, the ceremony will take place on Feburary 28, 2016. 


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