- Despite fears that Oscar nods would go mostly to white nominees again, that's exactly what happened. The biggest disappointments include "Straight Outta Compton," which received a nomination for original screenplay -- by two white writers -- and Michael B. Jordan for "Creed."
- — michael epps (@michael_epps)Thu, Jan 14 2016 14:42:57
- — Tre'vell Anderson (@TrevellAnderson)Thu, Jan 14 2016 14:33:33
- — Ash Motown Morris (@ashtonmorris1)Thu, Jan 14 2016 14:51:08So Denzel was labeled greatest actor of this generation but no Black or Latino actor #OscarNoms it's to the point now the Academy just sad
- — Alicia Ann (@AliciaAnnSEA)Thu, Jan 14 2016 15:06:45Film needs to catch up with television. I want to see more movies with Taraji, Viola, Kerry, America, Eva, Gugu, Lupita, etc. #OscarsSoWhite
- People also couldn't help note that Chris Rock is hosting the Feb. 28 show.
- — Chris Rock (@chrisrock)Thu, Jan 14 2016 15:15:52
- — Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting)Thu, Jan 14 2016 14:00:57
- — Adam Griffiths (@adamagriffiths)Thu, Jan 14 2016 15:06:23I really hope that Chris Rock goes in with the jokes and makes it very awkward for a lot of people at this year's awards. #OscarsSoWhite
Oscar nominees so white again and everyone noticed
Also, Jennifer Lawrence -- at 25 -- snags her fourth Oscar nomination. It's amazing, for sure, but it wasn't received as happy news by all.