What Would Have Made the Academy Awards Less #oscarssowhite?
#OscarsSoWhite will soon start trending again. The lack of diversity at the Awards is more an issue of a flawed movie making system than it is of the Oscars voting process but just to confirm, or rebuke, this theory, let’s see if we can come up with some non-white movies/actors/directors/writers that the Academy should have nominated for an Oscar.
- •Director: Ryan Coogler (Creed)
- •Actor: Michael B. Jordan (Creed)
- •Actor: Idris Elba (Beasts Of No Nation)
- •Director: Cary Fukunaga (Beasts Of No Nation)
- •Actor: Will Smith (Concussion)Just so we are playing by the same rules those Oscar voters are supposed to follow, since I didn’t see this movie I shouldn’t nominate it regardless of how deserving I THINK it might be. So scratch this one off, unless one of you did see it.
- •Movie: Straight Outta Compton
- •Director: F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton)
- •Actor: Benicio Del Toro (Sicario)I didn’t see this one either so I can’t vote for it. I hope some else saw it because it got good reviews.
- •Actor: Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight)
- •Am I missing any other viable candidates? Are there other movies you've seen that should have been nominated and were likely to have been seen by Oscar voters?
- •Who would you remove from the actual nominees in order to make room for some of these choices?