Twitter Angrily Reacts to All-White Oscars Acting Nominations

Last time the category had only Caucasian nominees was 2011

By Francesca Bacardi Jan 15, 2015 4:49 PMTags

Although there were tons of snubs and surprises from Thursday morning's Oscars nomination announcement, one thing stood out more than the rest...the Best Act Actor/Actress categories were filled with only white men and women.

The most obvious snub from the group was David Oyelowo for his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, which left Twitter users none too pleased.

"Oscars as white as the midterm election," one user wrote, while another showed even more outrage, tweeting, "I cannot believe there is not one non-white nominee in the acting categories. That is appalling. #OscarNoms."

Not only were the acting categories filled with white men and women, the Academy also seemed to snub women as a whole in other major categories such as directing and original/adapted screenplay. We're looking at you, Angelina Jolie, Gillian Flynn and Ava DuVernay.

"I guess white men can *finally* have their day in the sun, you know? #OscarNoms," tweeted another user.

The last time the acting contenders were only white was in 2011, and before that it hadn't occurred since 1998.

Here are more reactions from this morning's announcement: