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01/15/2015 02:57 pm ET

#OscarsSoWhite Slams Academy Awards For Nominee Diversity Deficit

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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.

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