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    #209316

    So all 20 acting nominees are white again, and there’s no film starring people of color in BP. It’s a shame, because I think there were many worthy contenders this year:

    – Straight Outta Compton, Beasts Of No Nation, and Creed in BP
    – Will Smith, Michael B. Jordan, and Abraham Attah in Best Actor
    – Oscar Isaac, Benicio Del Toro, and Idris Elba in Supporting Actor
    – Mya Taylor in Supporting Actress

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    ProfessorChaos
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    #209318

    I can’t believe that white guy Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu is going to win another Directing award

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    JMK21571
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    #209319

    So all 20 acting nominees are white again, and there’s no film starring people of color in BP. It’s a shame, because I think there were many worthy contenders this year:

    – Straight Outta Compton, Beasts Of No Nation, and Creed in BP
    – Will Smith, Michael B. Jordan, and Abraham Attah in Best Actor
    – Oscar Isaac, Benicio Del Toro, and Idris Elba in Supporting Actor
    – Mya Taylor in Supporting Actress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 So who would you have dropped from the nominee list in their place?

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    Denis
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    #209320

    I would have put “Beasts” instead of “Bridge of Spies”.

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    DamianWayne
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    #209321

    – Compton and Creed should have replaced Bridge of Spies and Brooklyn
    – Michael B Jordan over Matt Damon or Eddie Redmayne
    – Any of these guys over Ruffalo 
    – You probably had a better chance of winning Powerball than Mya Taylor getting an Oscar nom.

    Hollywood REALLY needs to do better. There is no excuse for this shit anymore. None. 

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    Awardsfunyay
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    #209322

    I think the only chance was in supporting. It was a year with about 12 or 15 contenders among many oscar predictors, and many missed the cut. I think Hardy could’ve dropped for one of the three, but i’m not surprised because they come from films that weren’t hugely loved. Beasts underperformed all around, and sicario popped up in technical categories.

    Daniel Montgomery said in the video posted today that the top 40 contenders in Best actress were all white, we knew this was going to happen, because there really were so few contenders of color this year.  

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    Atypical
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    #209323

    Jason Mitchell and Samuel L. Jackson would have made stellar Oscar nominees. Idris Elba could have been poised to win under the right circumstances. Abraham Attah was talked up a good deal earlier in the year as I recall. Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson for “Creed” were both championed by many as potential nominees. Will Smith was prime Oscar bait. I didn’t like “Tangerine”‘ much at all, but Mya Taylor was by far the best thing about that film. So none of that “there were no black people to nominate besides Elba” bullshit, plz. Get em, Chris Rock!

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    #209324

    Well, that could be one way to derail Jennifer Lawrence next time…if she plays a character like Emma Stone’s Asian in Aloha…..

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    #209325

    Well most of these black contenders weren’t really Oscar-worthy. And now, let’s talk about the hard-working Asian actors………..oh wait, there weren’t any in the conversation at all.

    So racist.

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    #209326

    – Compton and Creed should have replaced Bridge of Spies and Brooklyn
    – Michael B Jordan over Matt Damon or Eddie Redmayne
    – Any of these guys over Ruffalo 
    – You probably had a better chance of winning Powerball than Mya Taylor getting an Oscar nom.

    I know Mya Taylor had no chance whatsoever at a nomination, but I think she would have been a worthy nominee.

    I would have voted as such:

    – Straight Outta Compton, BONN, and Creed instead of Bridge Of Spies, Brooklyn, and The Martian
    – Michael B. Jordan and Abraham Attah instead of Damon and Cranston
    – Oscar Isaac or Idris Elba instead of Stallone
    – Mya Taylor instead of one of the category frauds or Rachel McAdams

    I’ll also never stop believing that Ryan Coogler deserved a directing nod for Creed.

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    #209327

    Here’s the thing, Best Actor perfect example. Most members probably had the first 3 names in the same order (Dicaprio, Fassbender, Redmayne) and a lot of variation on their 4th or 5th ranking. Jordan, Damon, Depp, Carell, Cranston, Smith, Hardy, etc it’s a tight field. So unless theres a collaborative effort to put a minority actor in the top 3 ballot spots, it’s very likely that those last 2 spots were very close in totals.

    Supporting Actor was even worse. I’d guess the top 4 were consistent on most ballots and Bale narrowly had enough votes.

    We’re literally expecting large blocs of people to vote against general consensus to fill a quota.

    As a Latino, I’d love to see more of my people nominated. But I’m not shaking my fist in anger for all the times we’re not

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    manakamana
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    #209328

    There’s really no excuse. Obviously when you’re talking Oscar contenders, you can’t pretend it’s about “objective quality.” Just those in the conversation that Oscar season allows. Benicio was in the conversation, Idris was in the conversation, MBJ was clearly seen since they nominated Sly Stallone. They are undeniably better than most of the nominees. 

    And then Straight Outta Compton’s ONLY nomination is for its white writers? Not that the writers knew they were white, but it just speaks to how restricted the point of view of the Academy votership is. I understand that they’ve been trying to diversify, but maybe they just need to wisen up to be honest… 

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    #209329

    Abraham Attah, Samuel L Jackson and Idris Elba all deserved nominations, and arguably are miles better than at least half the nominees in their respective categories.

    Maybe Netflix stopped Beasts of No Nation being recognised? And SLJ was barely in the conversation unfortunately.

    Straight Outta Comptons screenplay nod feels like a compensatory/token nomination. It’s just so awkward that the film is recognised for the white people who wrote it of all things.

    But I will say the Oscars cannot nominate performances that just aren’t there. #HollywoodSoWhite

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    Anonymous
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    Michael B. Jordan was never in the conversation. He doesn’t have one single precursor nomination. The only actor who was in conversation was Idris Elba and he got snubbed for a mediocore performance. It’s what it is = no opportunity, no actual contenders.

    Like I love Samuel L. Jackson’s performance, but it was nowhere near awards-worthy (Walton Goggins, hovewer…). I would hate to see him as a nominee just to achieve a “black” nominee among oh so many white ones.

    You all talk about “Straight Outta Compton” which was never going to happen in acting, the same with Attah or Jordan. People are shocked because Elba is out, and I’m shocked as well, but his performance was hardly praised by anyone who have actually seen the film….he had a great run and I’m sure he’s going to be a nominee very soon, but don’t scream racism if the Academy is choosing to nominate better performances…

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    ProfessorChaos
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    #209331

    Straight Outta Compton, Beasts Of No Nation, and Creed in BP

    What’s an absolute joke is not mandatorily using all 10 BP slots. SOC & Carol would’ve made it in

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