This year’s Oscar nominations mirrored one particular trend that was evident during the 2015 awards show: the lack of diversity in Hollywood.
While the issue is no laughing matter, the resurgence of the social media trend #OscarsSoWhite created chuckles while calling out Academy board members for blatant white-washing of one of Hollywood’s biggest nights.
From snubbing actors and directors to films overall, here are some of the realest of #OscarsSoWhite tweets of 2016:
#OscarsSoWhite that Rocky got nominated in a movie about Apollo Creed’s son.— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) 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
#OscarsStillSoWhite that they’ll be serving avocado toast and green juice at the ceremony.— DOORMAN (@NYDoorman) January 14, 2016
#OscarsStillSoWhite even the trophies will be gluten-free.— Leah Nanako Winkler (@leahnanako) January 14, 2016