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  • ankehuber
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    #211256

    i was on awardsdaily.com, few minutes ago and i read the letter from spike lee about the 40 white actors nominated in 2015 and 2016 at the Oscars.

    I’m black and it’s not annoying for me, that 2 years in a row there are only white guys who compete for an Academy awards, ( probably because i’m french ) 

    What do you think about this ?

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    Riley
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    babypook
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    #211259

    i was on awardsdaily.com, few minutes ago and i read the letter from spike lee about the 40 white actors nominated in 2015 and 2016 at the Oscars.

    I’m black and it’s not annoying for me, that 2 years in a row there are only white guys who compete for an Academy awards, ( probably because i’m french ) 

    What do you think about this ?[/quote)

     

    Right or wrong, these guys are leaders and they have to speak out. Being silent may be safer, but it also has some dire consequences. And, I dont blame them for glossing over this complex issue. But Lee is somebody who has repeatedly championed for wider opportunities for minorities.

    There are no Asians nominated again… I am vastly inured to this. What I’m not inured to are things like, the casting of Emma Stone in Aloha. I didnt get all bent out of shape over it, but I’m glad a few somebodys said something and to the media.

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    ENGLAND
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    I am more upset over the category frauds. As someone of color, I honestly do not care that there were no nominated colored actors. Its all about the work. There are actors who are outstanding that dont get nominated every year. The frauds is what drives me crazy. How can the Academy fall for that BS. Having two obviously Lead performances battle for the win. There are tone of deserving supporting performances. If Mara and Vikander couldn’t make it into Lead, then they simply should have not been nominated. I dont care how good they were.

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    OnTheAisle
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    #211261

    Best Quote

    {#emotions_dlg.talli}

    Spike writes, “As I said in my honorary Oscar acceptance speech, it’s easier for an African-American to be President of the United States than be President of a Hollywood studio.”

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    ankehuber
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    there are about 1200 actors in the acting branch, i don’t think they are all anti-black, anti-asian, every single member vote according their feelings, sensitivity and their acting impression, it’s not a problem about racism, each member tell his truth with that nominations. Maybe i tell bullshit but, stories told in the film industry (in that moment) with black or asian in the center are maybe not interesting enough to give great roles for these people, and therefore that not allow them to receive an acting nod.

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    babypook
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    there are about 1200 actors in the acting branch, i don’t think they are all anti-black, anti-asian, every single member vote according their feelings, sensitivity and their acting impression, it’s not a problem about racism, each member tell his truth with that nominations. Maybe i tell bullshit but, stories told in the film industry (in that moment) with black or asian in the center are maybe not interesting enough to give great roles for these people, and therefore that not allow them to receive an acting nod.

     

    The vast majority are intelligent human beings with the advantages of exposure, travel, and worries outside of food and shelter.

    But there are a few out there, who are homophobic, racially insensitive, misogynistic, and well, ass holes. And, they’re proud of it.

    What frightens me are the ‘silent’ ones.

    Outside of opportunities, it may not be a problem with ‘racism’, although, if you’ve ever experienced this over and over in your life it’s there;  it’s a problem with box office receipts.

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    Josh Ben-Ami
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    In Viola Davis’ Emmy speech, she said “You can’t win an Emmy for roles that simply aren’t there.” This is not a problem with the Academy; it is a problem with the industry. I cannot stress this enough, and I can’t help but feel frustrated that such prominent black filmmakers are fighting the right fight against the wrong person.

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    AMG
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    #211265

    Actors clearly loved Beasts of No Nation – a film with an all black cast – based on the constant murmurs of actors holding events/parties to screen Beasts to fellow actors. The love for the film was there, just not in enough of an abundance. Clearly nothing to do with race, and more likely to do with the Netflix factor.

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    Moviebuff22
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    #211266

    ^^^Bingo. Elba got snubbed for the Netflix bias, not racial one. Celebrating straight to home Netflix movies is bad for the movie industry.

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    Sasha
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    #211267

    What I’m mad about is that Academy members never award older women in acting categories. Unless you’re Meryl Streep, you’re pretty much fucked. If you’re lucky, nomination is your reward. It’s always about young or young-ish ‘ingenues’. Fuck that shit.

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    PJ Edwards
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    No. Because the issue isn’t the Academy. The issue starts from the feet up. Bloggers don’t build buzz of no white actors, so studios don’t spend money on their films so the academy never sees them so they don’t nominate them. It’s just that simple.

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    ^That angle can’t be used this year. The studios released the films. And
    they received good to great reviews and were successful at the box
    office.This time around the fault lays squarely with the critics and the
    academy at large. The critics are a bunch of hypocrites. They raved
    about a number of non-white performances. Yet when it came time to vote
    for their annual awards (and I don’t just mean the critics choice)
    little to no support was shown. This year they’re just as bad the
    individuals within the industry that hold it back from forward movement. And
    to add insult to injury, now they wanna whine about the Oscars lack
    of diversity?!?! Pfff…

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    Academy President ‘Heartbroken and Frustrated’ Over Lack of Diversity in Oscars


    Sasha Don/Variety
    January 18, 2016 | 07:28PM PT


    News Editor, Variety.com@a_sted

    Following days of backlash after the Academy unveiled an all-white roster of acting nominees for the 2016 Oscars last Thursday, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs released a statement Monday night addressing the controversy, and detailing an effort to help fix the issue.


    “I’d like to acknowledge the wonderful work of this year’s nominees,” she wrote. “While we celebrate their extraordinary achievements, I am both heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion. This is a difficult but important conversation, and it’s time for big changes. The Academy is taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership.  In the coming days and weeks we will conduct a review of our membership recruitment in order to bring about much-needed diversity in our 2016 class and beyond.”

    “As many of you know, we have implemented changes to diversify our membership in the last four years,” she went on. “But the change is not coming as fast as we would like. We need to do more, and better and more quickly. This isn’t unprecedented for the Academy. In the ‘60s and ‘70s it was about recruiting younger members to stay vital and relevant. In 2016, the mandate is inclusion in all of its facets: gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation. We recognize the very real concerns of our community, and I so appreciate all of you who have reached out to me in our effort to move forward together.”

     

    See More:‘Straight Outta Compton’ Producer on Lack of Oscar Diversity: ‘It’s Embarrassing’

     

    The statement comes the same day that Spike Lee called for a boycott of the Oscars because of the lack of inclusion, after Jada Pinkett Smith (whose husband Will Smith was shut out for his performance in “Concussion”) also publicly called for action.

    This is the second year in a row that the Academy has failed to nominate an actor of color for the Oscars. Many expected Smith’s performance in “Concussion,” Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson’s roles in “Creed,” Idris Elba in “Beasts of No Nation” and/or any of the actors from “Straight Out of Compton” to be singled out for nods, but instead, all-white actresses and actors were nominated.

    “We Cannot Support It And Mean No Disrespect To My Friends, Host Chris Rock and Producer Reggie Hudlin, President Isaacs And The Academy. But, How Is It Possible For The 2nd Consecutive Year All 20 Contenders Under The Actor Category Are White?,” “Chi-Raq” director Lee wrote on his Instagram page Monday morning.

    Despite the controversy, Academy members remained mum up until Isaacs’ statement. Even host Chris Rock commented on the lack of diversity, calling the Oscars “the White BET Awards” on Twitter.

    The 88th Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 28 and air live on ABC.

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    PJ Edwards
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    #211271

    All this PC Fauxrage is gonna turn the Academy into the BFCAs. Everyone gets a participation medal.

    And I like how talking about the industry is now an “angle”. Did you know that only 1 non white person(Michael B Jordan) won a major critic award this year? All those raves didn’t mean much to the people who wrote em. So yes the issue is the industry.

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