For the second year in a row, the Academy has exclusively nominated white actors for the show’s top honors, thus snubbing strong performances from Will Smith (Concussion), Michael B. Jordan (Creed), Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight) and Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation), among others. Jada Pinkett Smith, like many others, are frustrated with the lack of black nominations and took to her Facebook to address the controversial situation.
ET also caught up with Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs who believes that the lack of diversity in this year’s nominations is “disappointing.”
“I hope this isn’t discouraging for anybody, and for filmmakers in particular,” she said at the nominations announcement. “You just keep moving along…We’re going to keep pushing it.”
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