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Oscar nominations were announced on Thursday morning and there was one major controversy that ensued.

Following the announcements, it became apparent that there were no actors of color nominated. Most notably, Will Smith, who many believe should have been recognized for his role in Concussion. 

Straight Outta Compton was nominated for Best Original Screenplay, however, none of the actors from the film were received nods. The film, which broke several records, was also snubbed in the Best Picture category.

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Many on Twitter also spoke about Michael B. Jordan being snubbed for his stellar role in Ryan Coogler’s, Creed. Yet, his co-star, Golden Globe winner Sylvester Stallone picked up a nod for Actor in a Supporting Role.

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HipHollywood talked with film critic, Shawn Edwards, who explained that he isn’t shocked at all. “It’s a business as usual in Hollywood and the critical consensus and perspective has no love for anything non-white. Never has and never will,” he said.

Edwards added, “Diversity is key, but the numbers are so skewed it’s embarrassing.”

What also makes the obvious snubs stand out is the mere fact that the Academy president is African American. Last year during a Q&A luncheon, Cheryl Boone Isaacs spoke out about diversity in Hollywood and suggested that the Academy has no power over Hollywood and how they hire, however, “What we can do, however, is to get them to widen their normal stream of thought.”

We however, can’t write this story and mention that The Weeknd’s track, “Earned It,” from Fifty Shades of Grey was nominated for Music (Original Song.)

What are your thoughts on this year’s snubs?

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  1. sunni_daze

    January 15, 2016 at 11:45 AM

    Instead of wanting to be acknowledged by folks who don’t respect your craft, black hollywood should have their own award shows just like SAG. I thik it would be stellar and they should have in ATL or DC.

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Playdate Goals: Ciara And Macklemore’s Kiddos Meet Up At The Seahawks Game



Ciara and Macklemore met up for a playdate that we wouldn’t necessarily put in the category of ordinary.

Who needs a park, or a indoor gym, or a backyard swimming pool for kiddie meet-ups these days when you can just go to an NFL game?! That’s exactly what the two musicians did on Monday night.

CIci and Mack not only met up to watch Ciara’s hubby, Russell Wilson, in action, but for their two kids, Future Zahir and Sloane, to spend some time together. Ciara shared a few photos on Instagram of their fun night together, which also included a video of Macklemore fixing his little girl’s hair.

“I looked over and @Macklemore was hooking up Sloanes hair,” the mother of two wrote. “Classic! Great Job Ben! Fun Times With Our Kiddos! #GoHawks/” 

Cici has become quite the pro at playdates. Last month, the singer met up with Janet Jackson at Disneyland for a fun day with the kids. Jelly anyone?

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