‘Nightly Show’ Predicted The Oscar Nominations: All White People

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On Wednesday’s episode, “The Nightly Show” predicted that numerous black actors would be snubbed for Academy Award nominations, but on Thursday night’s episode, host Larry Wilmore announced only white actors received nominations.

“In 20 acting nominations, there’s not one non-white person,” Wilmore said. “Jesus, 2016 Oscars nominations. I haven’t seen a list this white since, well, the 2015 Oscar nominees.”

But at least Straight Outta Compton, the film about the rap group NWA, got a nomination for screenwriting, Wilmore said.

“As I’m about to stand and say, ‘Finally,’ I barely got the ‘ally’ out of my mouth, I learned the writers were white,” Wilmore. “That’s not right, Academy. You did that shit on purpose.”

You can watch the episode here.

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