#OscarsSoWhite: Academy Awards slammed for lack of diversity

January 14, 2016 11:21 PM

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#OscarsSoWhite: Academy Awards slammed for lack of diversity

LOS ANGELES -- There were some inspiring performances by black actors in 2015, so it surprised many when all 20 Academy Awards nominees for acting were white -- for the second year in a row.

Will Smith was not nominated for his performance in "Concussion." Nor were Idris Elba and Abraham Attah chosen for their critically acclaimed roles in "Beasts of No Nation."

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