If you are alive and breathing, there is absolutely no way to escape the Oscar conversation.
The lack of diversity in the nominations lead to celebrities boycotting the event, people calling for Chris Rock to step down as host and of course a hashtag, #OscarsSoWhite on Twitter. The New York Post decided to display their sense of humor by releasing the cover story, “This weekend will be….Whiter Than The Oscars” when referring to the upcoming snow storm set to hit NYC.
This is not the first time the Academy Awards have been under the microscope for its lack of diversity. The Oscars have a history of shutting out black actors and actresses from major categories like Best Actor or Actress and Beat Picture. Among this years several upsets came as the mega blockbuster film, Straight Outta Compton only received one nomination and it wasn’t in a major category as well as Creed only receiving one nomination and it was for Best Supporting Actor for Sylvester Stallone.