While the anger surrounding the lack of diversity for this year’s Oscar nominations may have subsided, there continues to be residual negative feelings about this year’s ceremony.
The cast of the F. Gary Gray directed Straight Outta Compton was reportedly not given tickets to attend the ceremony at LA’s Kodak Theater. While no cast member was nominated-the film only merited a Best Original Screenplay nod–it’s customary for tickets to be given to other actors to attend to support their peers.
Ice Cube, the film’s producer, isn’t stressing the no invite, and is quoted as saying he would’ve RSVP’d to the ceremony with a no. Cube will however be at the SAG and Image Awards, which both nominated the film.