Again, the Oscar awards are under scanner. Most of the Oscar 2016 nominations are white. Many black stars who got nominations in Golden Globes were left out from the list. This made #OscarsSoWhite trending once again.
Will Smith and Idris Elba were nominated in the Golden Globes. People are using the popular hashtag last year, #OscarsSoWhite, to show their grudge for the discrimination.
This year, Oscar 2016 nominations for the best picture are Bridges of Spies, Mad Max, Brooklyn, Spotlight, The Big Short, The Relevant, Room and Bring Him Home.
Best actor in leading role nominations for Oscar 2016 are Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender, Leonardo Dicaprio, Eddie Redmayne, and Bryan Cranston.
Best Actress includes Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Saoirse Ronan, Charlotte Rampling, and Jennifer Lawrence. None of the stars in acting nominations include a black person.
After the Oscar 2016 nominations, people called foul on Twitter. They said Hollywood remains racist as ever. Not only common people; celebrities and spokespersons are also against it.
Piers Morgan, a journalist, wrote, “BREAKING NEWS: Oscars Whitewash: 20 acting nominations, no black actors among them. #OscarNoms.” He added, “No Oscar nomination for Straight Outta Compton either – which was brilliant. Hollywood remains hideously racist.”
Another journalist, Charles M. Blow, wrote, “And Oscars wonder why their viewership was down 18% last year! This all-white nominee things isn’t going to fly, Chris Rock notwithstanding!”
Oscar 2016 nominations are already out, though it is possible for the show to create a lot of stir. We assure to bring more news from the most prestigious awards show.