Results for - Oscars Once Again Look All-White--Where Is The Diversity?

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When the Oscar nominations were announced this morning, the debate wasn't about if Leo DiCaprio will win this year, or which picture will take home the gold. Instead, for the second year in a year, people were asking

1. When the Oscar nominations were announced this morning, the debate wasn't about if Leo DiCaprio will win this year, or which picture will take home the gold. Instead, for the second year in a year, people were asking "Where are the nominations for people of color?" Even Academy Award President, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the Academy's first black president, feels the nominations are not representative of the exceptional talent out there with black actors. This of course, is despite stellar performances this year by Michael B. Jordan (Creed), Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation) or Will Smith (Concussion) and the masterful near-perfect movie Straight Outta Compton. What is your opinion about this?

I agree--the Oscars are way too white-washed this year
15%
307 votes
I disagree--the nominations should be based on performances, and color shouldn't be a consideration
31%
617 votes
I feel bad that the nominations are so white-washed, but the performances are better this year with white actors
5%
108 votes
Not sure
9%
178 votes
Don't pay much attention to this sort of thing
38%
759 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
26 votes

2. Last year, this exact same scenario took place, but previous years, this was not the case. And when these black actors won, their speeches were reflective of how rare it was for a black actor to win, or even get nominated. How many of these black winners do you remember for their passionate speeches?

Hattie McDaniel -- in 1940, the first Best Supporting Actress for Gone With The Wind, thanked the Academy for their
11%
226 votes
Cuba Gooding Jr.-- in 1997, his energy and enthusiasm for his win in Jerry McGuire was refreshing
24%
481 votes
Halle Berry -- in 2002, she won for Monster's Ball and thanked all the black actresses before her who paved the way
29%
586 votes
Common and John Legend--last year, with the snub for Selma in acting categories, their speech for Best Song brought everyone to their feet
12%
233 votes
Sidney Poitier--in 1964, his win for Lilies Of The Valley was celebrated, but it was the congratulatory kiss he received from Ann Bancroft that got everyone talking
21%
415 votes
Don't remember any of these
50%
1,007 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
43 votes

3. Some of our finest actors and actresses today are black, and have been cast in movies because of their talent, and not because of their color--stars like Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Morgan Freeman...the list goes on and on. Do you think it is possible for Hollywood to overlook the color of an actor's skin when casting for a role? Or do you think it is still a consideration in many cases, that certain roles are for white actors and certain roles are for black actors?

Certain roles are for white actors and certain roles are for black actors
16%
314 votes
Color can be and often is overlooked when casting
13%
260 votes
A little of both -- depending on the actor and the role
38%
749 votes
Not sure
32%
635 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
37 votes
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