Another day, another feeling of minorities being slighted by award shows. This morning (Jan. 15), the Academy Award nods for the 2015 Oscars rolled out via social media and by the looks of various Twitter timelines, not everyone was over moon about this year’s selections. Let’s start with the good news. Selma, the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic directed by Ava DuVernay, is having an exceptionally big year. The film has secured Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Performance By Actor In A Motion Picture, Best Director and Best Original Song (by night’s end, John Legend and Common walked away with the win for their song, “Glory”). SEE ALSO: Review: Martin Luther King Jr. Isn’t The Man You Thought You Knew In Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Selma supporters hoped that Ava DuVernay would snag a win at the Oscars, but that is no longer the case. “Glory” was once again nominated for Original Song and Selma was nominated for Best Picture. Please note, both nominations are a big deal, but a Big Picture win would celebrate the film’s executive producers (Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner), not so much DuVernay. Also, Selma‘s lead actor David Oyelowo received no Oscar nominations. In addition to DuVernay’s and Oyelowo’s omissions from the lineup, David Daniel from CNN Showbiz pointed out the Academy’s lack of race and gender diversity in major categories.
— David Daniel (@CNNLADavid) January 15, 2015
Hmm… Check out the full list of Oscar nominees here and determine on your own if they’re fair. Photo Credit: Getty Images