After the full list of Oscar nominations has been released this morning, the public has noticed that not a single person of colour has been nominated. Since this realisation twitter has reacted with outrage, even starting a hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.
All 20 nominees in the Best Actor/ Actress and Supporting Actor / Actress are white, an occurrence that hasn’t happened since 1998.
As Director Ava DuVernay of ‘Selma’ and Gillian Flynn Screenwriter for ‘Gone Girl’ also received the snub that means no females were nominated in these categories as well.
Have a look at how some of twitter has reacted below.
The noms are 98% white. Like the most obviously white group in a long time. I’m PISSED about the David Oyelowo snub.
— delaney (@delaneynovinka) January 15, 2015
— David Daniel (@CNNLADavid) January 15, 2015
AND THE NOMINEES ARE: White Person White Person White Person White Person and finally, White Person #OscarNoms
— YeaYouRite (@YeaYouRite) January 15, 2015
— Viktor T Kerney (@wondermann5) January 15, 2015
#OscarsSoWhite the only time a Black person is nominated, let alone wins, is if they’re in a role as a slave or the help.
— QUEEN OF DRAGS (@wjlly2) January 15, 2015