When the Oscars nominations were announced, one group was clearly missing: actors of color. In response, #OscarsSoWhite began trending on Twitter. Jada Pinkett Smith and other actors spoke out voicing their stance and calling out the issue.
Critics responded, attributing a variety of variables as the root of the problem. Despite Golden Globe nominations for Will Smith and Idris Elba, the Academy did not acknowledge these two actors’ talent. Others believe it has less to do with the Academy and more to do with the film studios deciding which movies get made.
Alex Wehrley breaks it all down in this week’s #Empowerista.