Academy president 'disappointed' by lack of diversity in Oscar noms

January 15, 2016 3:27 AM

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The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has responded to the glaring lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees.

For the second year in a row, all 20 acting nominees were white. There was only one nonwhite nominee for best director (Alejandro G. Iñárritu), and no women. And two well-regarded films informed by the black experience — Creed and Straight Outta Compton — were snubbed in the best picture category.

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