Yesterday the Oscar nominations were announced, and all of the actors and actresses nominated are white. David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay were both expected to be nominated but they weren’t. Was this a conspiracy or did they just truly believe others gave more powerful performances or their directing was more on point? The Academy gives the Oscars away every year they are not earned. Every year there are plenty of brilliant performances not recognized. The Academy can give their awards to whoever they choose, and this year they did not choose to recognize any people of color. What can you do if you feel this is wrong? Don’t watch the show. I saw Selma and I thought Oyelowo’s performance was brilliant, but I don’t have a vote on who gets the little gold man. So why not use the energy and the outrage for good and go out and help someone register to vote for something that really matters. #VotingMatters
Oscar Nominations do lack diversity…but what should we expect?
By musesofamom, on January 16, 2015 at 2:29 pm, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, Ava Duvernay, black america, black men, Black People, Black women, cbs, CNN, Current Events, David Oyelowo, Fox News, media, Oscar snubs Selma, race, Selma. 3 Comments
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