The Oscar Academy is being criticized after it released an all-white nominees list for the Academy Award.
Fans got upset that a host of black actors were snubbed, despite having a successful year. Most of the actors were nominated for the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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The biggest snubs include, Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name, Lupita Nyong’o in Us, and Jamie Foxx in Just Mercy, Queen & Slim director Melina Matsouka amongst others. The most notable non-black actor missing in the list is Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers.
While this has generated some online buzz, fans have revived the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag, a movement created in 2015 by April Reign to highlight how white Oscar nominations and awards remain.
Meanwhile, Erivo was also nominated for co-writing the movie “Stand Up” with Joshua Brian Campbell.
A win for her at the Academy Award on February 9 will make her the youngest EGOT winner ever, having already won a Tony for Best Lead Actress in a Musical in 2016, a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album in 2017, and a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program in 2017 — all stemming from her role at Celie in the 2015 Broadway revival of The Color Purple musical.
See reactions below:
I saw more conversations about how good these 3 performances were than all of the Oscar nominees combined.
— kareem yasin (@thekareem) January 13, 2020
This is a bold faced lie. No film this year has had as much buzz as joker and its actor, not a single one. The Irishman and it’s actors were second followed by the surprise of parasite. From there, marriage story and it’s actors. Buzz can fade, and it did for those you mentioned.— Democracy Dies In Dankness (@fthooper14) January 13, 2020
Congrats to the Academy for once again taking an incredibly interesting year of movies made by women and people of color and WOC and shoving everything aside for some real boring ass shit! Joker, Two Popes, and Bombshell? The Farewell and Hustlers totally shut out? #OscarSoWhite
— ✍🏼 roxana | ✊🏼 zivar | ⚒️ hadadi (@roxana_hadadi) January 13, 2020
Imagine nominating someone as bland and boring as Scarlett Johansson TWICE but not giving Lupita Nyong’o a nomination for masterfully playing two characters in one movie.— Tyler Williams (@Tyler__Will) January 13, 2020
Justice for Lupita and her iconic performance in Jordan Peele’s Us. #Oscars2020 #OscarSoWhite #LupitaNyongo pic.twitter.com/moqrzwUg69
— Small Screen Girl (@KiraJW) January 13, 2020
— Africaamarica agenda 2020 (@africaamarica) January 14, 2020
Yeah. Y’know, Al Pacino boycotted the Oscars in 1973 because he felt he should have been nominated for Best Actor in The Godfather.— Andrew Schweitzer (@SchweitzerMan) January 14, 2020
Remember how Jaida Pinkett Smith boycotted them a few years ago because of #OscarSoWhite? Now’s a great time for all those outraged to stand up.
These awards do not define us. But we will make sure they never forget us. The fire is lit, so let’s keep it burning. Underrepresented creators, keep going! #oscarssomale #OscarSoWhite #fireiscatching pic.twitter.com/33Kyp3stQz
— FREE THE WORK (@FREETHEWORK) January 13, 2020
So in a year when we get Us, Waves, Queen & Slim, The Farewell, Dolemite is My Name, Just Mercy, Clemency and The Last Black Man in San Francisco, those movies combined got ZERO nominations but weak ass Joker got 11 and the slave movie got 1. Yeah fuck the Oscars #OscarSoWhite pic.twitter.com/SeviiHCCNn— Is He Though?! (@UnlovelyTonio) January 13, 2020