Why Are The 2016 Oscar Nominations So Overwhelmingly White?

Not a single black actor on the list. This year, of all twenty actor nominations in the four main categories—best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, best supporting actress— there were not one was for a black actor, male or female. I guess that it is conceivable for there to be years when, through sheer randomness, there are no Oscar-worthy performances by African-American actors. But in 2016, we had Creed, Straight Outta Compton, and above all else, Beasts of No Nation. So the situation is just too absurd not to be infuriating. read more at esquire.com