The Oscar nominations are in and already the hashtags #OscarsSoWhite, #OscarsSoMale, and #OscarsSoStraight are trending on social media.
As usual, this year’s nominations are devoid of diversity. In fact, it might be the least diverse group of nominees since the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite first became a thing in 2015.
Just two actors of color are nominated in the major acting categories (Cynthia Erivo for Harriet and Antonio Banderas for Pain & Glory), women have been completely shut out of Best Director, and LGBTQ representation is virtually nonexistent.
See the complete list of nominees here.
Here’s what folks are saying…
— JediGalJo (@GalJedi) January 13, 2020
Can we make something called The Gay Oscars that gets it right?
— Nick Westrate (@westratenick) January 13, 2020
Also while I haven’t been able to see it yet because of its garbage release and even worse marketing, I suspect “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” deserved some nominations. “Booksmart” was also left out. Is #OscarsSoStraight a thing? Because it should be a thing.
— Liz S. (@LizShattler) January 13, 2020
still thinking about how toy story 4 really doesnt deserve the nom as theres nothing particularly memorable about the film. frozen 2 on the other hand literally said gay rights and conveyed a very strong and powerful message on mental health. im just a tad bit upset
— marriage story’s oscar (@waltdibneyworld) January 13, 2020
— Klaudia Amenábar WATCH INFINITY TRAIN (@kaludiasays) January 13, 2020
I've seen all the Oscar contenders except Joker (I WILL NOT WATCH JOKER) and I feel fairly qualified to say that these nominations are insanely sexist and racist, so brazenly biased toward white men that it feels like the Academy is straight up trolling us.
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) January 13, 2020
I've had time to process, and it's fine that Taron wasn't nominated. After all, Leonardo had to STRETCH to play an aging straight actor, and that's so much more Oscar worthy. pic.twitter.com/6s93ExIaRO
— Skimblesnicks the railway cat (@therealSnicks) January 13, 2020
These Oscar nominations…..girls and gays, we riot at dawn
— conor mcgrath (@conor_mcg) January 13, 2020
“THE OSCARS ARE IRRELEVANT!” I log on to yell for the 5th straight year. “THIS DUSTY INSTITUTION DOESN’T MATTER!!!!!” I yell for 20 days straight. “I’M GOING TO BURN THE ACADEMY DOWN I’M SO MAD!!!!!!” I tweet about this flailing, irrelevant institution.
— Mother Suspiriorum Fan Account (@coucouaaron) January 13, 2020
Why don’t we kill award shows? We killed the Victoria secret runway show. The oscars, golden globes, Grammys, etc have proven to us they hate women, actors/artists of color, and lgbt people. Just stop watching it and giving them reasons to continue to disappoint.
— Xtra (@soo_xtra) January 13, 2020
Every year I think – maybe this time I'll have reason to support & watch the Oscars. Every year – nope, let's go watch whatever great non white/non male/LGBT/action movie they snubbed. Haven't regretted it in 5 years but wish it wasn't a tradition I had #OscarSoWhite #OscarNoms
— sarah jade (@sarah31733) January 13, 2020
— Jason Boegh (@jasboegh) January 13, 2020
Pretty sure my Dad did all the Oscar Nominations this year. Sorry everyone. #OscarNoms
— Gay Bachelor Bitch ? (@BGaytion) January 13, 2020
The 92nd Annual Academy Awards will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 9. Will you be tuning in?