Or....follow me here......it's just coincidental that there are tons of amazing actors and amazing films and it just so happens that a person of color was not nominated......but nah its probably a huge racist conspiracy.
@Venezuelan Doctor, from what I heard Michael B Jordan deserved SOMETHING for creed. And supposedly Idris Elba did a good thing too...but Will Smith (the guy making the biggest deal out of this) didn't deserve one.
@Emo Dandy, a lot of people deserve accolades, but there were a lot of wonderful performances this past year. I'm sure many were voted for but unfortunately lost by a margin however small it may be. Besides, if they add a person of color to the list now it would be easy to say "they are here because they are *insert race here*" and that would carry on to future people of color in the Oscars as well.
@Venezuelan Doctor, idk awards are dumb anyways so who caaaaaaares
@Venezuelan Doctor, I said this earlier somewhere but Michael Jordan definitely deserved something for creed and so did idris Elba for beasts of no nation. This isn't just my opinion but lots of people's such as IMDB etc etc also last year the performance of Luther King in Selma was fantastic but the only white person involved got the nomination.
I'm not saying the Oscars are racist. But it is odd how none of these fantastic performances by black actors got rejected by the academy. Will smith on the other hand can go do one his performance in concussion was alright so I don't know why he's complaining
Ice cube said it best. He said that people should make films for fans not for the academy
@Venezuelan Doctor, I guess so yeah, by chance it could just be that the vast majorities of Oscar winners and binaries are white, but considering the last 40 winners or nominees I forgot which statistic this number refers to, have been white, even Selma didn't get a look in last year, and Idris Elba was fantastic in beasts of no nation but still didn't get a mention it seems pretty fishy. Plus the oscar nominees and winners are decided by a group of old rich white men who still have the mentality of an old rich white man from the 1950's. So I think it's highly probably there is discrimination going on in the Oscars, not that the Oscars mean fück all though, you can't really judge art as it's pretty subjective.
@Venezuelan Doctor, Leonardo DiCaprio hasn't gotten an Oscar since What's Eating Gilbert Grape.. I don't think they're racist, I think the Oscars are just stupid.
@Venezuelan Doctor, Go look up the film theorist on YouTube, he has a pretty interesting theory about the Oscars
@Venezuelan Doctor, that's actually the point of the pic, I do believe.
Fvcking roasted Leo
@Ceaseless Cessation , i like how this time he might have a chance and this is the one time people are boycotting it for being "racists" which on a side note i think is BS
@Ceaseless Cessation , he's not gonna get the Oscar because they decided in the spirit of fairness they had to remove 1 white person from the list and replace them with a black. And Leo was chosen at random to be replaced.
We have a dream that oscars will be given to good movies and not frozen but it's all a publicity game.
@The Megaton Bomb, I have a dream that Oscars will not have to live in a garbage can, and that he will not be grouchy.
@Captain Kirk Hinrich, I have a dream that oscars will not be put in thin plastic tubing and served a baseball games.
I don't think anyone's saying awards need to be distributed perfectly equally among every race. I think they're saying when you give an award to the only white person from "Straight Outta Compton" maybe you should take a look at the committee who decides those awards.
@Dr Rick Sanchez, what really annoys me about these oscars is that Beasts of no nation didn't get nominated for anything but by far was best film of 2015 imo
Michael B Jordon was brilliant in creed but gets nothing
And the fact that straight outta Compton was only nominated to the white people involved in the movie
@Splooge McDuck, I personally think "Ex Machina" was the best movie of 2015.
And Sylvester Stallone got a nomination (and award?) over Jordan in "Creed". Total BS
@Dr Rick Sanchez, I have yet to see ex machina. I heard Oscar Issac was great in it. Think he deserved an Oscar nod?
@Dr Rick Sanchez, and yeah it is bs. Creed was such a good film and Michael Jordon was brilliant.
@Splooge McDuck, It had Oscar Isaac and Domnhall Gleeson (who was in Star Wars with Isaac)! Watch it!
And in all fairness, Stallone was great too, but yeah I think Jordan deserved it
@Dr Rick Sanchez, Of course it's your liberal ass that's saying this
@Dr Rick Sanchez, your comment sounds ignorant. But i dont know enough about straight outta compton or the oscars to give a shıt
@4Chan Ambassador , Idk man, I really don't think it's that liberal to say "Ex Machina" was the best movie of 2015. You should check it out!
@Dr Rick Sanchez, yeah I will check it out. And Stallone was good in creed as well and he deserves his nomination but Jordan deserves his
@4Chan Ambassador , fvck off
@Dr Rick Sanchez, or maybe he did the best job? Besides, we are all the same race. Humans.
@CynicalSir, Human is a species.
Race is a social construct based of geographical location, and as such we are not all the same race.
I'm all for treating everyone exactly the same though. Like shït, because fück everyone and everything.
@CynicalSir, So, is blatantly ignoring the complexity of racial issues and the reality of white supremacy a hobby or a lifestyle choice for you?
@MayITakeYourHatSir, ignoring it? I commented on it. I don't think there is a white supremecy, if there is, there shouldn't be. But, as human beings, we aew not perfect. You should know that. There, now know you actually know a little about me and don't have to assume with some silly words.
@Dr Rick Sanchez, I really enjoyed Ex Machina, until the ending which i thought was terrible.
@MayITakeYourHatSir, *sigh* I just knew you would be on here spouting white hate.
@BigfootUnibrowMan, Acknowledging that white people have the upper hand in society isn't hateful, it's just a part of growing up.
@MayITakeYourHatSir, It's part of being ignorant, and blaming others for your failures in life, maybe that was true in the 50's bit it's 2016 get a clue mate!
@BigfootUnibrowMan, White people fought wars, destroyed nations, and killed off entire ethnic groups for hundreds of years for the sake of their own supremacy, security, and power, and you think they would give that up in a matter of decades? How cute.
implying only white people waged wars and destroyed eachother
@tumblretard, If we're talking about white people, and I'm trying to explain how white people got to their position in the world, why would I bring up the moral failures of other races and ethnicities? What purpose would that serve? Also, I provided clear context for the acts I cited so no, it doesn't imply that.
@MayITakeYourHatSir, Wow like so you mean no other race fought any wars?? I can't wait to go to Africa it must be such a peaceful place! And I mean surely Japan would never slaughter the Chinese in the name of their god emperor, and surely North Korea is a great place! Let's also go hang out with those nice Cartels in Mexico and Columbia!!
As long is there is men there will be wars, it's not like Anglo-Saxon people are any more or less vile than the rest of humanity. You act like every historical misstep can be blamed on "whitey" talk about real naivete.
@BigfootUnibrowMan, Once again, I provided clear context for the actions I was talking about. Do me a favor and don't stop reading before a sentence is finished.
You can't solely blame it on the awards. There is also lack of opportunity in film in general for many groups of people, so of course that's going to reflect in the awards.
Also if you haven't yet, see Room. Personally my favorite movie of the year, it was raw and well done all around, acting, writing, directing, all on point. I just feel like that's the artistic, simple yet beautiful kind of movie that deserves an Oscar. They didn't just throw money at it (*cough* revenant *cough*)
Sorry, I'm done now.
@silver hammer , "Lack of Opportunity" Meanwhile the blackest of black men plays a lead role in the new Star Wars blockbuster
@4Chan Ambassador , one token black guy does not a diverse industry make
@4Chan Ambassador , yeah but the fact that that's an anomaly should say something. Like yes that's a great role. But if you look at the number of roles in 2015 that were played by the typical Hollywood body type (white, tall, skinny, model or white tall buff man) that could have been played by another ethnicity or body type and not have effected the plot at all... It's a high number. My point was if you're going to be upset, don't be upset at the awards, if anything it's the casting directors, and the studios that approve the predominantly white screen plays and productions more often than any other type of film.
@silver hammer , I don't understand your complaints. 63% of the US population is white. Now, if we assume that the demographics of American actors reflect the demographics of the entire population (which it probably doesn't), then that means that most actors are white. So obviously there are going to be more white actors.
Actually, no. Do know what they call that? Discrimination.
Sounds about right.
Spike Lee has made some pretty damn good films.
Miss when this app was purely funny pics, I do.
Thing is nearly all of the academy are white men above the age of 60 so that might explain a lot
@Splooge McDuck, Because every white guy over 60 is bad... Oh wait, no they aren't, you're just a millennial.
@4Chan Ambassador , I'm not saying they are mate. I'm saying that perhaps this might explain why there is this "racism" in the movie industry.
@Splooge McDuck, All white men over 60 are racist. Even better! Dude, do you even know what you're saying? Is the SJW jew propaganda starting to get to your head?
@4Chan Ambassador , we tend to relate more to people our own race and gender so yes having a jury that's mostly white men would give a certain advantage to that group.
@4Chan Ambassador , serious? Do us a favour mate and stay on 4chan. I did not say that all white men over 60 are racist I said that the fact that like 90% of the academy are these people and choose who are nominated for the award so it might explain why there is a lack of different ethnicities in the Oscars
@Splooge McDuck, Ah ha! If you want me to go back to 4Chan, then write a petition to get me banned. I'd roll in and embrace the drama like some kind of blood-sucking parasite.
@Splooge McDuck, but... if the academy of people who are deciding on the person who did the best job as an actor or actress choose instead to make their main focus on people who are of their same ethnicity, I think that is what is considered racism, right?
@Splooge McDuck, there is literally no racism. If no people of color did noteworthy roles, why should we go all affirmative action on them and start having quatas for minorities in awards. It's skill based, not "politically diverse awards"
@4Chan Ambassador , anti-semitism? That's new. Where'd you pick that up.
@MayITakeYourHatSir, Ben Garrison
@4Chan Ambassador , So, full on white supremacist is the goal then?
@MayITakeYourHatSir, No, full on purple supremacist. I fight for the purple people.
@Can yew knot, I know they aren't racist but how the only white personal in straight outta Compton was the one who got nominated. Or how beasts of no nation which critics said was one of best movies didn't get anything. But then Jennifer Lawrence gets nominated again because everything she's in the academy love. Don't get me wrong she's a good actress but imo she's not that good. Downvote me all you want
Not sure what everyone else is talking about... But Dijmon Honsou should have won an Oscar for Blood Diamond.
Ignorance at its finest: there are no black nominees because there are far fewer highly visible films staring black actors because racism.
@StochasticTinker, [Tumblr User Detected]
@4Chan Ambassador , A$$shole detected
@Angry Lechuga, Yup, that's me.
@StochasticTinker, what racism.
@Angry Lechuga, sounds like you're the a$$hole here
@StochasticTinker, let's really push Affirmative Action - there are too many Blacks in the NBA and not enough Hindu dwarves
I hope that after this whole ordeal more black people stop chasing their tails trying to get white people's approval so much. Our current situation isn't gonna change any time soon and in this state we're deemed as an eternal other. So it's pretty futile to get them to see you differently. Love yourself, family.
@MayITakeYourHatSir, keep identifying by race, and putting all people either "for" or "against" a specific color of people. Forget the words of the great thinker MLK and care not for the character but only the color of their skin.
@big freedom, I also hope people stop misrepresenting MLK'S legacy because of one speech. The man was completely pro-black, stop painting him as something else. Like, do you even know anything else that he said? Or is it just the one palatable, idealistic speech? Do you even care what happens to people of color? Or do you just not want to face valid criticism for your complacency?
@MayITakeYourHatSir, or do you not want to accept that you are extremely racist. I don't care what happens to any "people of color" more than anyone else, because all people have color. That's just a bullshjt expression designed to keep people identifying as "race" rather than individuals. I don't give a single rat fvck what color your skin tone is. All I care about is how you treat others. If you treat someone a little better because the pigment of their skin matches the pigment of your skin, then I pretty much hate you on principal. If however you don't like someone because their culture is different than your own, then I think that you are human and subject to the emotions that come with being so.
@HeadlessHampster, and white people are still making billions so what's your point?
I think America has bigger problems than Black people being apart of the Oscars. Just wish the one's that's fighting so hard to be apart of this would fight just as hard when there is injustice and wrong being done to people who don't deserve it.
Why does this have 20 downvotes?
@ Officer Shaft, lots of liberals want minority quotas on every awards show to appease their PC hunger
@Can yew knot, (holds back irate response)
@Can yew knot, yea, I get that. But shouldn't it be pretty unanimous that awards should be awarded on merit and not race? That's all this meme is saying.
@ Officer Shaft, Yeah, there's a lot of people on this app who think otherwise. Just read some of the comments.
Pretty sure this is backwards