Newspaper Trolls Academy Awards: ‘The Oscar For Best Caucasian Goes To …’ (PHOTO)

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January 16, 2015 12:59 p.m.

After the Academy Award nominations were announced Thursday morning, Twitter users tore apart the Academy for nominating only white actresses and actors for the nation’s top film honors, using the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.

But the Oakland Tribune took its criticism to the next level Friday. The newspaper’s front page highlighted the startling lack of diversity among nominees in a year that saw “Selma,” the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic that was nominated for a Best Picture award, get snubbed when it came to the acting (and directing) field.

The Tribune ran headshots of all the acting nominees accompanied by the headline “And the Oscar for best Caucasian goes to …”

View the cover below, via the Newseum:

h/t Gawker

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