It was a night of continued #BlackExcellence with big wins from the likes of Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis and the film Moonlight, but, Denzel Washington, one person who many thought was deserving of being in this winners' circle, was overlooked.
The iconic actor was nominated in the category of Best Actor for his performance in the film Fences, which he also directed. After it was announced that he lost to Manchester by the Sea star Casey Affleck, Twitter erupted as many believed he was shut out after delivering yet another incredible performance.
Even a few celebrities were bothered by the snub. Take a look, below:
Regular Twitter users also shared the same sentiment that Denzel was robbed big time.
Watch the actor talk about his role in Fences in the BET Breaks video, above.
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