Selma only scored two nods during today’s Academy Awards nominations announcement, leaving the film’s director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo out in the cold. Should we be surprised? Probably not. The first Black film (12 Years a Slave) won just last year, in the show’s 87-year existence. This year’s Academy Awards will be the whitest since 1998, with white nominees making up 94 percent of the pool of Oscar hopefuls, according to The Daily Beast.
The people of Twitter wanted to make it known just how white this year’s Academy Awards will be. And, of course, the trending topic #OscarsSoWhite became a thing.
Even publications were jumping in on the hashtag:
While it’s highly unlikely #OscarsSoWhite will change the diversity makeup within the awards show any time soon, it doesn’t hurt to put it on their radar that we are aware.
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