This year’s Academy Awards are set to be the whitest Oscars since 1998, and Twitter is not happy about it.
Since the announcement of the Oscar nominations Thursday morning, the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag has exploded on social media as users draw heavy criticism of the predominantly white list of artists.
"Selma" picked up a nomination in the Best Film category, but the Academy's snub of director Ava DuVernay and lead actor David Oyelowo came as a shock to many. Criticism of Hollywood's white washed race problem is nothing new, but that doesn't make #OscarsSoWhite any less painfully hilarious and poignant.
Who do you think deserved an Oscar nod and didn't get one? Tell us in the comments section below.
#OscarsSoWhite that, if they made a movie about it to ease their guilt, it would STILL star & be directed/produced by white people
— lancegould (@lancegould) January 15, 2015
— Media Diversified (@WritersofColour) January 15, 2015
I feel I need to remind some folks: #OscarsSoWhite isn't an attack on white people. It's more commentary on the system that favors white ppl
— #Him's Bass Singer (@KeenePOV) January 15, 2015
#OscarsSoWhite: The Academy is 94% White. 77% male. Median age: 62. 2% Black members. Thinks a BW prez makes these stats ok.
— Trudy (@thetrudz) January 15, 2015
#OscarsSoWhite They snubbed "Gone Girl" bc they thought the title was actually black slang.
— skittles. (@chasemylovex) January 15, 2015
#OscarsSoWhite they don't see race. Or movies with black folks in it, apparently.
— rell (@Awkward_Duck) January 15, 2015
#OscarsSoWhite They wanted to know why Selma wasn't centered around LBJ.
I'm not making this one up.
— Nessa. (@curlyheadRED) January 15, 2015
#OscarsSoWhite they haven't shifted their selection process in 87 years
— Glen Coco (@MrPooni) January 15, 2015
@radrebellion just gootta laugh.
— Verna Smith (@VernaPolitics) January 15, 2015
The game is rigged. We know this. And in 2015, it needs to called out. #OscarsSoWhite
— Reagan Gomez (@ReaganGomez) January 15, 2015
#OscarsSoWhite They didn't see Selma but their housekeeper said it was really good.
— Fed-Up Birthday Girl (@thewayoftheid) January 15, 2015