What movies are nominated for the Oscars?

Black Actors and Directors Shut Out of 2016 Oscar Race

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No people of color were nominated for best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, or best supporting actress and no films featuring African-American actors were nominated in the best picture category.

“Straight Outta Compton, ” a well-reviewed film featuring African-American actors, quickly began trending on Twitter. Other outraged awards-watchers began tweeting with the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.

Some of the movies that some critics had expected to be contenders, like “Straight Outta Compton” and “Creed, ” had to settle for lesser nominations. Idris Elba had drawn some rave reviews for his performance in “Beasts of No Nation, ” and Will Smith had drawn attention for his role in “Concussion, ” but neither earned a nod. Benicio Del Toro was also passed over for his acclaimed performance in “Sicario.”

Sylvester Stallone earned a nomination for best supporting actor for “Creed.”

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs had pledged to increase diversity efforts.

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