Oh no!!! The Oscars are not supposed to be based on merit! They are meant to be founded solely on the principles of racial, meaning black, equity!! How dare they do this. They have the Black Entertainment Awards and of course, it is meant to be inclusive of all races, but by golly by gum it just so happens that over the many years of holding these awards there just were no “white” candidates worthy of being bestowed the honors. This makes me sick. Tough luck buy yourself a hanky and cry in the corner of your estates.
Can one imagine if there were the White Entertainment Awards?
For only the second time in nearly two decades, the 20 Academy Awards acting nominations went to a group made up entirely of white actors and actresses.
Among the notable snubs was David Oyelowo, who received praise for his turn as the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma.
In 2011, the 20 nominees also were entirely white. Before that, one has to go back to 1998 for an all-white acting group.
The all-white nominees list comes at time when Hollywood is fielding criticism for not doing enough to promote diversity in filmmaking. And just last month, Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin were apologizing for leaked emails that appeared to be racially insensitive. Rudin was nominated this morning for producing best picture nominee The Grand Budapest Hotel.