Oscars 2016: Twitter reacts to nominations with #OscarsSoWhite sequel
Weeks before there are any winners, we already know that only white actors will take home an Oscar in 2016.
Hollywood usually loves sequels, but Twitter users are creating one of their own this year.
It’s deja vu all over again as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected an all-white group of acting nominees, prompting outrage on social media where many users feel the Oscars are out of touch and are neglecting performances by minority actors and actresses. Last year’s popular hashtag, #OscarsSoWhite, has been resurrected, along with the inevitable new tag, #OscarsStillSoWhite.
Some notable snubs being pointed out using the tags include the cast of the hit N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” The Ryan Coogler-directed “Creed,” “Beasts of No Nation” co-star Idris Elba, “Hateful Eight’s” Samuel L. Jackson and “Concussion’s” Will Smith.
Here are some of the best tweets we’ve found reacting to the lack of diversity in the nominations:
The newer hashtag #oscarsstillsowhite is trending as well.
However, there will be at least one black face seen on the stage at this year’s Oscars. Comedian Chris Rock will act as the ceremony’s host, and many Twitter users have expressed hope that the outspoken comic will address the controversy in his monologue.
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