Two years running, and no nominees for actors of color at the Oscars.
Hollywood sure does love a sequel.
Though it may come as no surprise to some, the Oscars have always been a celebration of the supposed “best” that Hollywood has to offer. However, for two years in a row, actors of color have been shut out from the running for the opportunity to be recognized for their hard work and talent on the big screen. By some strange coincidence, the selections for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress only recognized white nominees, even when these actors were given mixed, critical reviews or didn’t have the box office success that they were predicted to have.
Though the Academy’s ability to nominate an actor of color seems to be at least yet another year away, Twitter’s backlash on the topic took no time at all. So here are some of the best tweets from #OscarsSoWhite.