All-White Oscars Return: No Minorities Nominated In Acting Categories


For the second year in a row, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed all 20 Academy Award nominations in the four main acting categories to white actors. Hollywood, which constantly puffs itself up as oh-so progressive and liberal, as an example to the rest of the world, as superior to Middle American rubes, just can’t seem to put its money where it sanctimonious mouth is — even after all the promises the industry made after last year’s media storm.

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Micheal Fassbender,

Eddie Redmayne


Best Actress

Cate Blanchett

Brie Larson

Jennifer Lawrence

Charlotte Rampling

Sioarse Ronan


Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale

Tom Hardy

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Rylance

Sylvester Stallone


Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Rooney Mara

Rachel McAdams

Alicia Vikander

Kate Winslett


Unlike the racially-charged media storm that erupted over the not-very-good Martin Luther King biopic “Selma,” the coming media storm will have a few legitimate snubs to point to: Idris Elba in “Beasts Of No Nation,” Michael B. Jordan in “Creed,” and other than a screenplay nomination, some fine performances in “Straight Outta Compton.” Add to that, Benecio Del Toro’s superb work in “Sicario,” Samuel L. Jackson in “The Hateful Eight” and Will Smith in “Concussion.”

Welcome to Liberal Hollywood!

For all the Hollywood talk about Black Lives Matter; after all the hand-wringing last year, that included an invitation to Al Sharpton to set up a committee on racial diversity, this is a public relations debacle for Hollywood that will be remembered for years to come.

On top of last year, in 2011 and in 1998 all the nominees were white.

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