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Oscars 2015: Fans Note a Lack of Diversity in This Year's Nominees - Read the Tweets

Oscars 2015: Fans Note a Lack of Diversity in This Year's Nominees - Read the Tweets

The 2015 Academy Award nominees were announced this morning and it has been pointed out that every Best Actor and Actress and Best Supporting Actor and Actress nominee is white.

Going off of that, there were notable snubs that have made fans cry for a lack of diversity in the categories of Best Actor and Best Director.

David Oyelowo, who has received much praise for his work in Selma as Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was not nominated in the Best Actor category. His director of the film, Ana DuVernay, was also overlooked in the Best Director category. Another female left out of the Best Director race was Angelina Jolie for her work in Unbroken. Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu was recognized for his work in Birdman.

The last time the Academy nominated all white individuals in the acting categories was 2011.

Click inside to read fan tweets about the lack of diversity from this year’s Oscars nominees…

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  • forrest gump

    mark these words.

  • Dude

    Lets talk numbers. Here are the Academy’s numbers: 94% white, 77% male and only 14% under the age of 50. And for the bonus round, here’s another number: 0. Zero female black directors have been nominated for Best Director. The Academy could have made history (and not to mention good publicity for itself, now needed at this time) but opted out. To add insult to injury… is the actual birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. (It’s observed by the government as a holiday this Monday). Happy New Year, we’ve gone nowhere.

  • Myskina

    Academy doen’t love black people

  • Gabrielle

    Not surprised. I knew after last year (which was a fun/interesting awards season) that the Academy (made up of mostly old, Republican, overweight white men I imagine) would be back to their boring selves. But at the same time this is a show that was founded to celebrate rich celebrities as a means to ignore/distract from real issues. Its not important enough to attract real anger; however, considering how crazed society is about these rich celebrities…it is important for them to represent EVERYONE (White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, etc). But in order for them to do that non-whites actually have to be cast in movies. Television is owning things as far as diversity goes. The Academy is still stuck in its boring bubble.

  • sinmentiras

    alejandro gonzalez iñarritu its not white, its MEXICAN !!!!

  • Gabrielle

    Well thats one out of how many and he probably wont win since they gave it to Alfonso Cauron last year. It would be too soon. They will give to Richard Linklater and his movie that he filmed over 12 years (and didn’t think to include one non-white person).

  • casimir12

    Lack of diversity? No diversity.
    Looks like the 50′s, 60′s, 70′s, 80′s, 90′s & most of (early) 2000′s.
    Sniper was not Oscar caliber, but it had favorite grandfather: director, Clint Eastwood
    Into the Woods was OK, but should (& no disrespect) Meryl Streep be up for Best Actress? No.
    And Selma, shouldn’t it have noms for director and best actor?
    This is just a few questions. The show is clearly slanted…
    I will do my own personal boycott and will not watch.

  • Dude

    I agree with a boycott.

  • jane

    whine, whine, whine.

  • Haven

    More awards for films about men and their dysfunctional lives. White men have become the new drama queens. Time for women to represent.

    That tweet about the Lego movie was hilarious. Hollywood needs to go to Twitter for good comedy writers.

  • Dude

    Stop using the McDonalds wifi while you’re working, Jane!

  • Living in a box

    And yet, Sony exec. claimed international audience is racist. Another good film last year been overlooked, called ‘Dear White People’.

  • mm366

    I don’t believe in token voting and adding in something just to say it got rep’d. That said, SELMA had worthy nom’s, UNBROKEN had worthy nom’s, even Jennifer Aniston in CAKE was a surprise omission (whether some like her or not, get over it and grow up……..she TOO was nom worthy.)
    This years list is more like “Quirky White People Movie Awards” even if I DO love Julianne Moore and hope she wins. GRAND BUDEPEST HOTEL?! Even the some of that ones parts failed in my opinion and I’m one who usually loves this type of movie.

  • Haven

    Damn, Dude! 😆

  • mm366

    And has directed some of my favorite flicks like BABLE and BIUTIFUL.

  • YupVideoFever

    Too much buzz about that will make them play politics. Next year they give nominations to black people just to shut such diversity talks up.
    It’s not easy for non-whites – makes them work two times harder.
    THIS situation will make them work 5 times harder, be even more ambitious and, therefore, turn them into bigger professionals. So, in the end, Academy would not just throw a sop, but admit a non-white talents unconditionally by giving nominations and awards they deserve. It’s a matter of time.

  • Pretty Little Mars

    *Kanye West voice* The Academy does not care about black people

  • Aaron Williams

    I don’t get it; if Selma is nominated for Best Picture, then obviously other elements contributed, in order for the film to receive such a ‘honorable’ nomination. It takes actors, cinematographers, screenplay writer, and more importantly a director. If all the other best picture nominated films were nominated in the other categories, than why isn’t Selma being recognize in the same categories as the other films. What is the Academy Awards trying to say: ‘you can get some acknowledgement but not too much.’ The people complaining about this problem aren’t even asking to win, they’re just asking to be acknowledge in more than one category, that the film rightfully deserves. This is why politics will always and forever taint the Academy Awards.