It looks like #OscarsSoWhite might start trending again this year.
Actors like Will Smith and Idris Elba, who were nominated for Golden Globes, were left off the Oscar nominees list, as were "Creed" actors (except for Sylvester Stallone), Oscar Isaac of "Ex Machina" and "The Force Awakens," cast members of "Straight Outta Compton" and Samuel L. Jackson of the "Hateful Eight."
People called foul on Twitter. Actor Henry Winkler retweeted an article pointing out that black actors and directors were shut out of the Oscars race, while Piers Morgan wrote that "Hollywood remains hideously racist."
Last year, the Academy was criticized for omitting actors of color from its nominations, particularly for snubbing "Selma's" actors and director Ava DuVernay. People are already starting to reuse last year's overwhelmingly popular hashtag, #OscarsSoWhite.
BREAKING NEWS: Oscars Whitewash: 20 acting nominations, no black actors among them. #OscarNoms— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 14, 2016
No Oscar nomination for Straight Outta Compton either - which was brilliant. Hollywood remains hideously racist. #OscarNoms— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 14, 2016
And Oscars wonder why their viewership was down 18% last year! This all-white nominee things isn't going to fly, Chris Rock notwithstanding!— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) January 14, 2016
Let's start with Idris Elba in "Beast of No Nation," then give a nod to Coogler for writing/directing "Creed"... https://t.co/N3bA9ySYzw— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) January 14, 2016
Every Person of Color should get #OscarNoms for pretending like everything is ok to get through the day.— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) January 14, 2016
#OscarsSoWhite that Rocky got nominated in a movie about Apollo Creed's son.— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) January 14, 2016