Because something is missing from this year's list of nominee's...oh that's right, people of color!
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:
— Mark S. Luckie (@marksluckie) January 14, 2016
#OscarsSoWhite that Rocky got nominated in a movie about Apollo Creed’s son.
— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) January 14, 2016
— ARG (@ARGH86) January 14, 2016
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) 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
— Chad Williams (@Dr_ChadWilliams) January 14, 2016
#OscarsStillSoWhite even the trophies will be gluten-free.
— Leah Nanako Winkler (@leahnanako) January 14, 2016
You may like
Get The Essence Newsletter and Special Offers delivered to your inbox!