This year’s Academy Awards are set to be the whitest Oscars since 1998, and Twitter is not happy about it.
Since the announcement of the Oscar nominations Thursday morning, the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag has exploded on social media as users draw heavy criticism of the predominantly white list of artists.
"Selma" picked up a nomination in the Best Film category, but the Academy's snub of director Ava DuVernay and lead actor David Oyelowo came as a shock to many. Criticism of Hollywood's white washed race problem is nothing new, but that doesn't make #OscarsSoWhite any less painfully hilarious and poignant.
Who do you think deserved an Oscar nod and didn't get one? Tell us in the comments section below.
#OscarsSoWhite They wanted to know why Selma wasn't centered around LBJ.
I'm not making this one up.
— Nessa. (@curlyheadRED) January 15, 2015