Thursday, January 14, 2016
Oscars Stay White again! #OscarsSoWhite 2.0
Once again, the Oscars are White as snow.
The nominations came out today and basically, every nominee is white. This year, we had stellar work from actors/actresses or color. Michael B. Jordan in "Creed", Idris Elba in “Beasts of No Nation”, Mya Taylor in “Tangerine” were phenomenal and yet were ignored. Director and writers of color were also ignored as well.
I'm not sure why this is not carefully watched within the industry. With the majority of the Oscar voters being white men in their 60s, I'm not sure if they're actively looking at the diversity of the film industry. It just feels like a big White Boys Club of Filmmakers. And no shade to Jennifer Lawrence, but "Joy" was basically the same role she's played in every David O. Russell film.
I'm telling you, it just doesn't feel right. So many films are getting snubbed for 'favorites' and it's not cool. I'm glad that social media is calling this out because if we don't bring attention to this, we may never have a diverse group of nominees