For the first time since 1998, the nominees in the Oscars' top four acting categories are all white people.
The Academy's lack of diversity didn't go unnoticed, and many critics expressed their displeasure with the snubbing of Selma director Ava Duvernay and star David Oyelowo. But perhaps no critic put Hollywood's diversity problem better, or more simply, than the Oakland Tribune, which ran this cutting headline:
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs responded to the criticism on Saturday.
"In the last two years, we've made greater strides than we ever have in the past toward becoming a more diverse and inclusive organization, through admitting new members and more inclusive classes of members," Boone Isaacs told The AP. "And, personally, I would love to see and look forward to see a greater cultural diversity among all our nominees in all of our categories."