No justification for lack of representation.

In Hollywood numerous movies and television shows are produced every year. From indie films to blockbuster, series to mini-series, and everything in between. They all tell stories and the best telling of these stories get awards. The ultimate award for a movie is an Oscar, and for television it is an Emmy. In last years Oscar’s nominations there was a hashtag that swept social media. #OscarsSoWhite. This came because in all four of the acting categories not one person of color was nominated. Among the list of surprising snubs were Michael B. Jordan for Creed, Ryan Coogler for directing Creed, Idris Elba for Beasts of No Nation, and Straight Outta Compton for everything. This sparked a revolt. This was the second year in a row with such a lack of diversity, but there have been other non-consecutive years. All of this caused a conversation to take place. A move forward towards inclusion and away from exclusion was called for. Not to mention the lack of representation of the LGBTQ+ community, stories, and actors. This year a record six of the acting nominees are people of color.  The Emmy’s took a step towards inclusion when they nominated Laverne Cox, the first transgender citizen, for Orange Is The New Black. Maybe the Oscar’s should take notes don’t you think?


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