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

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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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  1. Avatar for xyxox xyxox says:

    I believe I’ll skip this year’s Academy Awards.

  2. Wow, I hadn’t seen just how bad it was. They didn’t even nominate any person of color. From the looks of the pictures it looks like they didn’t even nominate any tan white folks.

  3. As a black man, I can admit that we’ve been holding down old, white men too long. We need to do more for old, white men.

  4. Silly nonsense. There’ve been years where two or three of the Best Actor nominees have been non-white - and that’s in one category. Other than Oyelowe’s performance, there weren’t any visible minorities with roles that should have put them in Oscar contention.
    If you want to blame casting, maybe you have an argument. Who would - who could be nominated? Chris Rock? Denzel Washington? Idris Elba? All had starring roles but none of them were considered any more Oscar caliper than Chris Pratt or Chris Evans.
    Next, you’ll say the Oscars are unfair to yellow people since neither The Lego Movie nor The Simpsons Movie got nominations.

  5. Not DIVerse? OTher than BEING aLL LIBtard,There’s A freNCH. AN ENGLIsh. At LEast One is frOM cANADA.There SHOULD be MORE thaN twO JEws, HoLLYwood and ALL.

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