Last year it was #OscarNoms (click here) and this year it is #OscarsSoWhite… either way one thing is for sure and that is the fact that social media can’t help but notice the absence of “colour” on the Oscars nomination list.
This year there have been quite a number of spectacular movies with black actors that have received tons of nominations (and awards) from other platforms. Michael B. Jordan in “Creed”, Will Smith in “Concussion”, Wiz Khalifa’s hit soundtrack for “Fast and Furious 7”, Idris Elba in “Beast of No Nation”, “Straight Out of Compton” are just a couple of examples that have got Twitter riled up.
See reactions to the nomination list below.
— Latinx Geeks (@LatinxGeeks) January 14, 2016
— Planned Parenthood (@PPAOhio) January 14, 2016
I’m confused by the Beasts Of No Nation snub for Elba. Thought that was a definite. #OscarsSoWhite
— Black Girl Nerds (@BlackGirlNerds) January 14, 2016
— Vulture (@vulture) January 14, 2016
Straight Outta Compton gets amazing reviews, breaks Box Office Records, critically acclaimed, and nothing…#OscarsSoWhite
— X (@XLNB) January 14, 2016
— Steven Cash (@Welcome2Rebirth) January 14, 2016
— Ms. Marya E. Gates (@oldfilmsflicker) January 14, 2016
#OscarsSoWhite. Just disregarded amazing performances by Michael B Jordan, Jon Boyega and the entire Straight Outta Compton cast.
— Scott Carasik (@CarasikS) January 14, 2016
— Joe Fryer (@joefryer) January 14, 2016
Fifty Shades of Grey has been nominated for more Oscars than people of colour have this year #OscarsSoWhite
— Ian D. Sharman (@idsharman) January 14, 2016
20 acting nominations. 20 white people. #OscarsSoWhite
— Melissa Silverstein (@melsil) January 14, 2016
The thing about #OscarsSoWhite this year is that they really had options. CREED, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, BEASTS OF NO NATION. But: nada.
— Morgan Leigh Davies (@MLDavies) January 14, 2016
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) January 14, 2016
Many great films were nominated, but African Americans were shut out of the 7 top categories. Disappointing. #OscarsSoWhite …AGAIN.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) January 14, 2016
— John Horn (@JGHorn) January 14, 2016
At this point #OscarsSoWhite is a yearly tradition
— Daniel Johnson (@God_sgift_) January 14, 2016
Idris Elba even went into the jungle, put on a beret & had a part in thousands of black deaths. Still no nom. The jungle fam! #OscarsSoWhite
— C.A. Huggins (@C_A_Huggins) January 14, 2016
Straight Outta Compton got nominated but only its four white screenwriters. #OscarsSoWhite
— Madison (@Madison_Dyann) January 14, 2016
It’s all a scheme guys, POC have 2-3 movies a year when whites get 20+ so they have more chances of getting nominated. #OscarsSoWhite
— robert_da_vinci (@robertbett1) January 14, 2016
— Jeyson Paez (@JeysonPaez) January 14, 2016