Oscars: Twitter Reacts to All-White Acting Nominations
"Golden statuette? Paint that Oscar statuette white," says one Twitter user.
All of the Academy Award acting nominations this year went to white actors and actresses and many people took to Twitter to express their frustration and outrage over the lack of racially diverse nominees.
The last time all of the acting contenders were white was 2011. Before that, an all-white acting nominee list hadn't occurred since 1998. The most notable snub in the acting category was David Oyelowo for his role of Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma.
Here's a look at how Twitter users reacted to the nominations today:
Shorter #OscarNoms: White men FTW— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) January 15, 2015
Golden statuette?? Paint that Oscar statuette white. It's not golden when you consistently ignore one gender and other races. #OscarNoms— Omar Moore (@popcornreel) January 15, 2015
Wonder if Lego Movie would have been nominated if all the legos were white #OscarNoms— Alex Hurst (@AlexSHurst) 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
Looking pretty white on Oscar night. For all Hollywood's lib preaching, they apparently don't believe in diversity. Hypocrites. #OscarNoms— Franci (@LadySandersfarm) January 15, 2015
This year's Oscar night is an all white tie event, I hear. #OscarNoms— Jonny Geller (@JonnyGeller) January 15, 2015
I cannot believe there is not one non-white nominee in the acting categories. That is appalling. #OscarNoms— Chris Jancelewicz (@CJancelewicz) January 15, 2015
"There's always next year, black people." -White people #oscarnoms— Austin Dale (@hurlyburlysdone) January 15, 2015
Fifty Shades of White #OscarNoms— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) January 15, 2015
These #OscarNoms are certainly a long overdue recognition for white actors. *cough*— Dave Fraser (@d_phrase) January 15, 2015
Oscars as white as a midterm election.— Daniel Aubry (@Aubs89) January 15, 2015
“Have you heard about this hot new trend called ‘white men’?” – The Oscars— Kevin O'Keeffe (@kevinpokeeffe) January 15, 2015
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