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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

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