Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” Receives Four Oscar Nominations

Melody Gulliver Arts & Entertainment

Jordan Peele’s 2017 social thriller, “Get Out,” received four Academy Award Nominations including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. Following the Oscar reveal, Peele expressed his gratitude via Twitter. “Right now I’m just thinking about everyone who bought a ticket and told someone else to. You did this. Thank you,” wrote Peele. Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out, is a testament …

#OscarsNotAsWhite After Release of 2017 Nominations

Melody Gulliver Arts & Entertainment

Photo by Robert Couse Baker The Academy Awards has faced much criticism over the past few years for its lack of diversity and representation. In 2016, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite surfaced online and created a channel for critics of the awards show to boycott and voice their frustrations, anger, and disappointments. However, on Tuesday morning The Academy made an effort to …

Why are the #OscarsSoWhite?

Domonique Hamilton Archive

Photo by Cliff via Flickr On January 14th, the nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced. And to many’s astonishment, for the second year in a row, none of the 20 categories held an African American nominee. This could not have been due to a lack of content or talent exhibited by Black actors and actresses. There were a …

Oscar 2016 Boycott: And the Winner Is

Naima Lamb Archive

The 2016 Oscar nominees were announced on Thursday, January 14. However, the nominees did not get the positive applauses they had hoped for. Instead, many have vocally expressed a possible boycott of the 2016 Oscar Awards. This year marks the second year in a row that every single acting nominee is white. The outrage of the lack of diversity in …