DailyMail- Jokes aside, many fans and industry insiders are deeply concerned a year after host Neil Patrick Harris quipped that the Oscars were honoring Hollywood's 'best and whitest.'
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, once again, included no black actors or directors - prompting a dismayed revival of the '#OscarsSoWhite' hashtag.
'It's actually worse than last year. Best Documentary and Best Original Screenplay. That's it,' tweeted April Reign, who created #OscarsSoWhite.
'A five minute opening by brilliant Chris Rock will not make up for over 80 years of erasure of marginalized communities.'
Listen, I can't speak for why the Oscars don't have that many African American nominees. Maybe they are a little bit prejudice, or maybe the caucasians just had a really, really good year. It's really not my place to say. I can say that the Oscars decision to announce the black nominees last isn't at all discriminatory. In fact, it's the exact opposite. You ALWAYS want to be the closer. How often does the first nominee announced win the award? Like 10% of the time? If we are being honest I think even that's a bit high. Being mentioned last is an honor. I never remember how a conversation started, but I never forget how it ended. Do you go to a concert to see the person preforming first, or are they just a warmup act for who you are really there to enjoy? If the appetizer was the best part of a meal I would consider that a shitty meal. Even if the Oscars only have like three black people up for awards, they should at least get credit for mentioning them as the headliner. It's not about quantity, it's about quality, and the best things come to those who wait.
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