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This One Photo Sums Up The Whole #OscarsSoWhite Issue

Welp.

In case you forgot that the Oscars are really white this year, there's a photo to remind you. 

Those nominated for a 2016 Academy award gathered together for the official nominees luncheon on Monday at the Beverly Hilton, and took a big group photo to commemorate the occasion. 

Needless to say, the lack of diversity is striking. 

Many stars have spoken out against the Academy for failing to include artists of color in this year's nominations. 

"We're part of this community but at this current time, we're uncomfortable to stand there and say that this is OK," Will Smith, who didn't receive a nod for his role in "Concussion," said in an interview after wife Jada Pinkett Smith announced that they would be boycotting the ceremony this year. 

Last month, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs released a statement following the backlash. 

I'd like to acknowledge the wonderful work of this year's nominees. While we celebrate their extraordinary achievements, I am both heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion. This is a difficult but important conversation, and it's time for big changes. The Academy is taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership.

Let's hope next year's nominees photo looks a lot different. 

 

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