Believe it or not, the Academy Awards found yet another way to diss Straight Outta Compton. The film, which many believed was snubbed for a Best Picture and at least one Best Actor nomination, didn't even manage to snag any invites to the awards ceremony outside of screenwriters Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff, who are nominated for Best Original Screenplay. That means, if SOC does win any awards, they will only be accepted by two white people.
According to TMZ, this is a pretty clear diss: plenty of celebrities who aren't nominees are invited to the annual ceremony, especially if they're associated with a nominated film. If you're wondering if those invites for Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell and the rest got lost in the mail, it ultimately doesn't matter. Cube and his crew previously vowed to boycott #OscarsSoWhite anyway.
Meanwhile, various sources have reported that the Academy is scrambling to find people of color to present awards to add some diversity to the audience, if not the actual nominations. So... they want Black folks to "serve" the awards to the white nominees? Hmm.
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