Colored Talent Needs Recognition at the Oscars
The controversial Oscars are finally here; #OscarsSoWhite hosted by the black comedian, Chris Rock. Nominees for the Oscars, all White. Rock, 51, has refused do any publicity for the ceremony. Last weekend however, he made a short appearance at Largo, testing some Oscars-related material.
The thing is, we have such great colored actors, producers, directors… none of whom were considered. Does it mean there is no colored talent? I think NOT. All colored people need is a platform. We have had black talent well represented, winning Oscars… Lupita Nyong’o, Halle Berry, Jamie Fox...
At least we know its not like there is no colored talent. So why have they not been considered, 2 years in a row? Deterioration? You tell me. Creed has supporting actor Sylvester Stallone nominated. I thought Michael B. Jordan was equally good.
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Anyways as John McWhorter on CNN puts it:
“The #OscarSoWhite controversy is, in itself, necessary. It is sadly unremarkable that a body of mostly older and white people in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, by failing to nominate people of color in the top acting categories, showed that it does not see black performances with the same eyes as a more diverse group would. This is something that must be fixed.”
Yes!!! This need fixing for sure. The fact that they were somehow represented a few years ago shows deterioration on the diversity plane, right? Colored people don’t want to be handed these things on a silver platter…. If you ask me, they deserved a few mentions... coz they got talent. Tell me there was no talent on "Straight Outta Compton"...
"If "Straight Outta Compton" were about white street toughs and introduced a slate of vibrant young white actors on the order of, say, "Breaking Bad's" Aaron Paul, it's reasonable to imagine at least a couple of them nominated for, and perhaps winning, Oscars."
Maybe? What do you think?
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