#OscarsSoWhite: JADA PINKETT SMITH Proposes Question If People Of Color Should Participate Altogether



Be it real, coincidental or ‘imagined’ (in essence) it’s being shown more than ever said aloud (or copped to).

For the second year in a row , the Oscars / Academy is making it abundantly clear that while you can rock out on Twitter with your hashtag histrionics and heaves of the yearly #BlackGirlsRock, and the daily #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackLivesMatter; when it comes down to the grass roots of what Tinseltown was founded on, #Black can rock, be magic and matter all you want—on Twitter oscar-nominations-2016-black-noms lacking diversity LEO HAPPYonly.

Although the male Susan Lucci of movies (Leonardo DiCaprio) was (surprisingly-for the first time in his acting career) granted a nod and is probably clicking his heels and riding high right about now, (in addition to Johnny Depp (for Black Mass) other fine (#black) actors (e.g Will Smith Concussion, Idris Elba Beasts of No Nation, and Samuel L. Jackson The Hateful Eight, Michael B. Jordan Creed, and the entire actor roster for the high-grossing Straight Outta Compton) all put out/had Oscar worthy projects last year but were snubbed BIG TIME.


On Thursday (January 14) the collective snub prompted a Twitter hashtag #OscarsSoWhite in which fans, and the world of social media held no punches when expressing their frustration in every way from humor to heat.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, a woman of color herself, noted (about the second year minority snub fest):

“I hope this isn’t discouraging for anybody, and for filmmakers in particular,” she said at the nominations announcement. “You just keep

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