Oscar Nominations 2015 Snubed Again!

I don’t know about you but every year  when I watch the Oscars, my blood just begins to boil!

Oscar nominations 2015 list Once again failed to acknowledge people of color actors and directors with  an Oscar nomination, the total number of nominations in fact are dismal to say the least.  I am the fool though, Chile, cause I tune in and watch the “overrated I should be over it by now show” every year.

I have developed a yearly routine, I sit and just pray that someone of color will win more than they lose and when people of color lose more than they win year after year, I cuss the show out and swear I am going to ban myself from Oscar.  This year though I am extremely pissed because there is not one actor/actress/director  to even pray for.  Thank God they did give Selma a nod for best picture but hell what about the movie’s director, are you kidding me! How in the world can you include the movie, Selma, as a nominee for best picture and not nominate its director, Chile PLEEZE!

Guess who won’t be tuning into the Oscars this year!!!

 

By: The Hollywood Reporter

For only the second time in nearly two decades, the 20 Academy Awards acting nominations went to a group made up entirely of white actors and actresses.

Among the notable snubs was David Oyelowo, who received praise for his turn as the late Rev.Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma.

The all-white nominees list comes at a time when Hollywood is fielding criticism for not doing enough to promote diversity in filmmaking. And just last month, Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin were apologizing for leaked emails that appeared to be racially insensitive. Rudin was nominated this morning for producing best picture nominee The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Al Sharpton — who formed a Hollywood diversity committee in response to the leaked emails — reacted angrily to the nominees list in a statement released in the wake of this morning’s announcement: “The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling. … With all of the talent in Selma and other Black movies this year, it is hard to believe that we have less diversity in the nominations today than in recent history.” Sharpton added, “The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets.”

The Oscar acting nominations are typically a reflection, in some part, of the best roles of the year available to actors and actresses, which makes 2015’s lineup troubling. The two writing categories also were dominated by white men. Not a single woman was nominated in either category.

Though the Academy doesn’t reveal a breakdown of its membership, a 2012 report by the Los Angeles Times found that of the nearly 6,000 members, 94 percent are white, 77 percent are male and 86 percent are age 50 or older.

Last year, actress Lupita Nyong’o took home the best supporting actress Oscar for the film 12 Years a Slave, which featured a mostly black cast and also won the best picture statuette. But this year’s Oscar nominees, including the best picture heat, has a decidedly racially homogenous feel, with the exception of Selma, which was nominated for the top prize.

But Selma helmer Ava DuVernay was overlooked in the best director category, which was all male, with Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu representing the lone example of diversity. Despite its strong reviews — Selma has a 99 percent Fresh rating with critics on RottenTomatoes.com — and epic scope, the film only received one other nomination: best original song. If DuVernay had been nominated in the director category, she would have been the first black female director ever recognized. In response to the nominations, DuVernay offered a diplomatic tone on Twitter: “Happy Birthday, Dr. King. An Oscar gift for you. To SELMA cast + crew led by our miracle David Oyelowo! To Common + [John] Legend! Kudos! March on!”

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