Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, actor John Krasinski, Ang Lee and Guillermo del Toro announced the 88th Academy Awards nominations today, Thursday, January 14, 2016.
Following the announcement, Twitter has reacted to the absence of a black actor or movie on list.
Check out Tweets with the hastag #OscarsSoWhite
I saw both The Martian & Beasts of No Nation. Idris Elba >Matt Damon. #OscarsSoWhite
— Christine (@TerrCreative) January 14, 2016
It's 2016, and all the Oscar nominees for acting are still white. Are you surprised? #OscarsSoWhite
— AKA Kalinda Sharma (@Nico_Lang) January 14, 2016
They nominate Eddie Redmayne in a disrespectful portrayal of trans people, but not when black people tell their stories #OscarsSoWhite
— Scott S, Resisting (@DigiRanger1994) January 14, 2016
Dear Academy,#OscarsSoWhite? Again? In a year with CREED, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, and BEASTS OF NO NATION?
What more did you need?
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) January 14, 2016
Many great films were nominated, but African Americans were shut out of the 7 top categories. Disappointing. #OscarsSoWhite …AGAIN.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) January 14, 2016
It's actually worse than last year. Best Documentary and Best Original Screenplay. That's it. #OscarsSoWhite
— April (@ReignOfApril) January 14, 2016
Wow, the acting categories are VERY white this year. Like… all white. Every single nominee. #OscarsSoWhite
— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) January 14, 2016
— ARG (@ARGH86) January 14, 2016
Like word? Yall totally overlook concussion and it came out the same day as Joy and The Revenant and Hateful Eight. OH OK. #OscarsSoWhite
— Craig™ (@SmokeeRobinson) January 14, 2016
— Quwn (@geekychicrules) January 14, 2016
— Jen (@darlinginmyway) January 14, 2016
And the Oscar goes to… white privilege. White Privilege starred in a basic movie and is coasting by on their whiteness. #OscarsSoWhite
— Ophelia Fox (@amberdionna147) January 14, 2016
I don't think that Jennifer Lawrence should even HAVE an Oscar.
Don't @ me.#OscarsSoWhite
— Babes kaJesu (@NontzMkhize) January 14, 2016
#OscarsSoWhite isn't just about POC being snubbed. The discrimination begins before that. You can't get nominated if you can't get casted.
— Gennette Cordova (@GNCordova) January 14, 2016
Really? Are we really doing #OscarsSoWhite two years in a row?
— Nate #Resist Ruegger (@NateRuegger) January 14, 2016
More Tweets coming.
After the 2015 Oscar nominations, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite also trended on Twitter, which led to Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs addressing lack of diversity at the Oscars.
Rock, who hosted the awards for the 1st time in 2005, will work alongside Regina Hedlin, the event’s new co-producer, who also directed the pilot of his series, ‘Everybody Hates Chris.’
The 87th Oscars which was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, took a 16% decline in the ratings.
The upcoming edition is scheduled to hold at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 28, 2016.