The Oscar nominations were formally announced today, however, it appears there’s some notable things missing from the list including: a single person of colour. In the list, all 20 of the actors nominated are actually white. Among the notable absences from the list “Beast of No Nation” starring Idris Elba, who, has already won or has been nominated for numerous awards across the awards-season spectrum
This, perhaps, er, is a problem considering some of the best movies of the year starred black people. Will Smith ‘s football biopic, Elba’s Beast of No Nation, Michael B Jordan’s role in Creed, all of these great films were overlooked.