Whites, Camera, Action

A Constant Visual Feast

88thoscars_key_hostIt is pretty to think that all of this year’s Oscars outrage might have been avoided with just a few shifts in nominations. In truth, recognition for some combination of Samuel L. Jackson, Will Smith, Teyonah Parris, Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, Jada Pinkett Smith, Abraham Attah, Idris Elba, Mya Taylor, Aaron Covington, and Spike Lee* might have actually prevented the current and justified clamor over the blinding whiteness in the acting categories for 2016’s 88th Academy Awards ceremony; all people (rightly) want is to see talent represented from all backgrounds, all ethnicities, and all walks of life in what is easily the year’s most noteworthy celebration of the movies. Is that so much to ask?

Apparently yes. The reality is that even if the Academy’s voting body had shown favor to minority actors, actresses, writers, and filmmakers**, Hollywood would still have a race problem. The movie industry…

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