Surprise Surprise! #OscarsSoWhite Continues
The #OscarsSoWhite hashtag will likely start trending once again, given that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the list of Oscar nominees and, unsurprisingly, it was overwhelmingly white and male. A grand total of zero women were nominated in the best director category, leaving off several critically acclaimed names who had created major box office hits. This is a sad tradition as only five women have been nominated in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. World-renowned comedian Trevor Noah has added his voice to the lack of diversity amongst this year's nominations.
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While presenting Black Panther's Best Picture nomination, the South African comedian told the audience: "Growing up as a young boy in Wakanda, I would see T'Challa flying over ... Read more »
The Academy has disqualified Nigeria's Lionheart from the Oscar race in the Best International Feature Film category "for having too much dialogue in English". It was the first ... Read more »
The Austrian movie, Joy, is about Nigerian sex-workers in Vienna, but the Academy says it has too much dialogue in English. The film was submitted in the Best International Feature ... Read more »