#OscarsSoWhite is the hashtag many on Twitter especially blacks and minorities are using to call out the non-diverse nominess for this year's Oscars. I mentioned in my initail post that David Oyelowo failed to make the cut for Best Actor like many expected. Others believe the film was generally snubbed, from the director to supporting actor roles, and say that with today also being Martin Luther King day, it would've been a nice birthday present if the film received more recognition.
There are collage photos of the mostly all-white nominess for the best actor, best actress and other categories, comparing them to FOX News anchors, Republican Party presidential hopefuls and senate committee chairmen.
It is in some ways quite fitting that the #OscarsSoWhite nominations came out on MLKs birthday. An appropriate reminder of our reality.
— Afro State of Mind (@AfroStateOfMind) January 15, 2015
After this "diverse" list of nominees I KNEW Black Twitter wouldn't let me down - #OscarsSoWhite ... pic.twitter.com/rAI3G9eOw9
— #YearofResistance (@LeslieMac) January 15, 2015
#OscarsSoWhite they haven't shifted their selection process in 87 years #OscarNoms pic.twitter.com/oMB1mVXUZ0
— Glen Coco (@MrPooni) January 15, 2015
#OscarsSoWhite This year's votes are being audited by the House GOP Committee Chairs pic.twitter.com/oKqIPi2LHg
— Richard Hine (@richardhine) January 15, 2015
Congrats to the best director nominees. #OscarsSoWhite pic.twitter.com/wH5cHZzaEY
— jabariasim (@jabariasim) January 15, 2015
#Oscarssowhite they can't see a problem in this - The diversity gap in the Academy Awards #Oscars2015 #OscarNoms pic.twitter.com/UOZLOM9Mnl"
— Media Diversified (@WritersofColour) January 15, 2015
They think mentioning the 10 Black people that have won Oscars absolves the long lasting history of racism. #OscarsSoWhite
— QUEEN OF DRAGS (@wjlly2) January 15, 2015