Do You Think The Academy Awards Are Racist?


The Oscars Snubbed Creed— and Failed to Break a 50-Year Trend
HOLLYWOOD HAS A ‘LOVE AFFAIR’ WITH BLACK HISTORY AT THE EXPENSE OF ‘BLACK PRESENT’

By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff

The biggest Oscar snubs of the year, Aisha Harris at Slate argues there’s one that truly matters. “What’s really troubling is that the Academy missed out on a chance to do something it hasn’t done in more than 50 years and has really only done once: honor a film with a black protagonist that is not about the Black Struggle.” She’s writing about Creed, which was almost entirely ignored by the Academy when the nominations were announced Thursday. “It’s frustrating because the movie is entertaining, exciting, terrifically directed and acted—and if an overindulgent, hollow frontier film [The Revenant] can get nominated, Creed most certainly deserves to be there, too.” The only nomination secured by Creed, which has a black star and black writer/director, was for its white co-star. Read more…http://www.newser.com/story/218997/the-oscars-snubbed-creed-and-failed-to-break-a-50-year-trend.html

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