The Oscar nominations, released this week, were completely dominated by white men. There were no female directors or screenwriters nominated this year, and there were no people of color nominated in acting roles. This really shouldn't come as surprise when you look at the demographic make up the members of the Academy that voted. Around 94% of the voters are white and 77% are male.
Here are 4 tweets that perfectly sum up the nation's reaction to the list of nominees:
"Have you heard about this hot new trend called ‘white men’?" – The Oscars— Kevin O'Keeffe (@kevinpokeeffe) January 15, 2015
The maleness and the whiteness of these nominees is palpable and overwhelming.— Melissa Silverstein (@melsil) January 15, 2015
The Oscar nominations certainly outdid themselves this morning in maintaining the status quo.— roxane gay (@rgay) January 15, 2015
The basic message to the industry from the Academy today was: don't invest in women in any power roles.— Sasha Stone (@AwardsDaily) January 15, 2015
Watch the video above to see why it's so nice to be a white guy in Hollywood.