List Of 2016 Oscar Nominees Sparks #OscarsSoWhite Trending Topic On Twitter


This year’s Oscar nominations were recently announced, and instantly, it was noticeable that a few prominent actors of color were missing from the lengthy list.

In the big categories like Best Motion Picture or Best Actor/Actress in a lead role, a few movies that most people thought were a given to receive a nod like Straight Outta Compton, Creed, or Dope, instead were nominated in categories like Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor.

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The famed comedian, Chris Rock will serve as host for the star-studded night, and there’s speculation as to whether or not the award-winning entertainer will address the lack of diversity at the Oscars in his monologue.

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Check out a few nominees in the top categories below and see what else people are saying about the announcement with the topic #OscarsSoWhite above.

Best Motion Picture:
The Big Short
Bridge Of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Performance By An Actor In A Lead Role:
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Best Performance By An Actress In A Lead Role:
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Brie Larson, Room
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Director:
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Alejandro Inarritu, The Revenant
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max
Lenny Abrahamsson, Room

Original Screenplay:
Straight Outta Compton
Inside Out
Ex Machina
Bridge Of Spies

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role:
Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Mark Rylance, The Bridge of Spies
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role:
Rooney Mara, Carol
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Jennider Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs