Academy awards continue to be Fifty Shades of White

February 23, 2016


The 88th Academy awards is happening on Feb. 28, 2016. 

It’s one of the biggest movie event of the year. 

There has been a broad selection through major films that go through 6000 voting members over eligible films, actors, actresses, directors, cinematographers, editors, and composers. 

Last year, the hopes for diversity were based on one film, Paramount’s “Selma.” 



"Selma" earned two nominations, one for best picture and another for best song.
The film ended up winning the latter. 

This year, there were more opportunities, including “Creed,”   “Straight Outta Compton” and “Chi-raq,” as well as “Beasts of No Nation” (which was directed by Cary Fukunaga). 

As with last year, the Hispanic/Latino filmmakers were represented only by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and his team in the “money” categories. 

The question regards not the ones to select but the selectee (nominees).  

Hollywood is beginning to be questioned on how biased the nominee selections have been throughout the years due to the lack of minorities. 

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