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*Cough… Cough* Let me try not to be petty…………..

So it has been a GREAT year for “Black” Films. Would you not agree? Amazing movies like “Concusion”-with Will Smith, “Creed” with Micheal B. Jordan, and Docudrama “Strait Out of Compton”, all feature black actors as the main characters.  However, even though they are winners in our hearts… they won’t be winners for Oscars this year… actually they won’t even be nominated.

According to Love B. Scott

 If you think the list of nominees could get any less diverse than last year’s #OscarsSoWhite hashtag-spawning roster…Not a single actor or actress of color earned a nomination for an acting category. In fact, the only films featuring a cast with people of color that earned a nomination this year are “Straight Outta Compton”for Best Screenplay, “What Happened, Miss Simone” for Best Documentary and “Creed” for Best Supporting Actor — but for these films, only their white contributors were recognized.




Now “Straight Out of Compton” is nominated for best Screen Play, and yes, the cast is mostly black. However the screenplay writers actually up for the awards are Andrea Berloff and Jonathan Herman and will be the only visual representation. Neither are “people of color”. The most color that we will likely see as far as nominations go is in the Best Picture category “thanks to “The Revenant” director Alejandro González Iñárritu — who is Mexican as well as the Best Original Song category thanks to The Weeknd’s “Earned It.”

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That being said there are a few saving graces. Another on being that Chris Rock will be hosting this years Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, Feburary 28, It shall be interesting on what he has to say about the matter, if he even says anything at all.

I know… it seems like I am making this a black thing, but im really trying not to have it come across like that. The Oscars missed a huge opportunity to make history and nominate its first Black female director, the well-deserved Ava DuVernay, for her work on Selma. It’s not a black thing… it’s a importance of diverse representation thing.

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Ok let me get off my soap box. I know this much though… these people better finally give Leonardo DiCaprio his damn Oscar for the The Revenant or ima start a riot!! Lol!