The hashtag says it all. For the second year in a row, the Oscars failed to nominate any person of color for any major award.
No people of color were nominated for best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, or best supporting actress and no films featuring African-American actors were nominated in the best picture category.
Some of the movies that some critics had expected to be contenders, like “Straight Outta Compton” and “Creed,” had to settle for lesser nominations. Idris Elba had drawn some rave reviews for his performance in “Beasts of No Nation,” and Will Smith had drawn attention for his role in “Concussion,” but neither earned a nod. Benicio Del Toro was also passed over for his acclaimed performance in “Sicario.”
Sylvester Stallone earned a nomination for best supporting actor for “Creed.”