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Academy Awards President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Remarks Upon The LACK Of Diversity Amongst The Nominees This Year!

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Everyone should be curious about what she had to say!

The first black president of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made a statement about the whole lack of diversity thing amongst the Oscar nominees this year.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs made the remarks this past Friday night and basically said that she, like everyone else, hopes to see greater diversity in the years to come!

Here's what she said:

"In the last two years, we've made greater strides than we ever have in the past toward becoming a more diverse and inclusive organization through admitting new members and more inclusive classes of members. And, personally, I would love to see and look forward to see a greater cultural diversity among all our nominees in all of our categories."

The fact that NONE of the actors nominated were anything but white is a bit sad to think about.

Especially when there were definitely some VERY deserving people who were left off the nominee ballot.

And we're especially sad that Selma director Ava DuVernay didn't become the first black female nominated for a best director award but we don't expect that to not happen for much longer.

[ Related: Twitter Reacts To The All-White/All-Male Oscar Nominations With A Whole Lot Of Anger! And An #OscarsSoWhite Hashtag! ]

If you've seen Selma, you'll surely know, too, that lady is going places!

We're glad to hear the Academy is taking steps to address this problem, but unfortunately that doesn't help some of the brilliant folks left out in the cold this year!

[Image via Brian To/WENN.]

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24 comments to “Academy Awards President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Remarks Upon The LACK Of Diversity Amongst The Nominees This Year!”

  1. She's an idiot says – reply to this


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    Cheryl Booone, you're an idiot, why is anyone giving this woman press. IT ISN'T ABOUT THE DIVERISTY, IT'S ABOUT WHO'S PERFORMANCE WAS WORTHY OF THE NOMINATION. THEY AREN'T NOMINATING PEOPLE JUST BECAUSE OF THEIR FUCKING SKIN COLOR YOU ASSHOLE. IT'S ABOUT THE QUALITY OF THEIR PERFORMANCE. STOP TRYING TO MAKE RACE A FUCKING ISSUE WITH EVERYTHING.

  2. MichJB says – reply to this


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    Because everything has to be about diversity now doesn't it. I thought in a colorless society, performance, not race is the standard - unless of course you consider yourself eternal victims - then it is always about race.

  3. Gaypornfluffer@aolcom says – reply to this


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    You has yo own colored awards maybe day just wants to has day own white people awards "BET iches".

  4. Fitzzz says – reply to this


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    The Academy needs to kick her ass to the curb
    She has just said that the Academy was racist in their choices
    Why would they allow this hateful bitch represent them

  5. FreeSpeechNazi says – reply to this


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    How dare you say it's not about being black. You will burn in hell with the queers, blacks, priests, and Obama. Love Da Diversity Queen ;o

  6. Tennisnsun says – reply to this


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    Nothing worse than granting x number of awards to satisfy the "diversity" quota. Awards should be based on excellence.

  7. Tennisnsun says – reply to this


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    Re: MichJB – Well said.

  8. Dr. Adiba El-Amin says – reply to this


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    "The fact that NONE of the actors nominated were anything but white is a bit sad to think about"

    What an incredibly racist statement. It doesn't get much worse than this….

  9. ms trudy says – reply to this


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    it just so happens that this year all the nominees are white, so what. it's the exception not the rule. this dumb bitch is more racist than the coincidence of the nominees all being white.

  10. ms trudy says – reply to this


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    so should we include fat chicks with bad haircuts to make her one of the nominees?



  11. 11

    I think they need a new award this year, The Academy Token Award.

  12. MichJB says – reply to this


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    Re: eeeper – That would be a People's Choice Award. They are like the trophies they give out to kids at camp so everyone feels special. People Choice For Best Minority Standing In The Background, Best Award for Left Handed Writers of a Comedy Show…..

  13. Sam says – reply to this


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    At least Dick Poop was nominated…

  14. jeff says – reply to this


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    Just do a better job brothas and sistas, and quit fuckin whining. I know I know, it's all whitey's fault. HaHaHa. Losers in the game of Life….

  15. @v@ says – reply to this


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    There's a distinct and sanctioned lack of diversity at the BET awards.



  16. 16

    Quit whining, some years there are a pretty fair number of blacks nominated, this year did not happen to be one of them. Oscars are awarded for excellence not race.

  17. jj says – reply to this


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    Re: Tennisnsun – Yet alot of these noms performances weren't excellent

  18. jj says – reply to this


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    Re: Fitzzz – What exactly did she say that was hateful though…….. and why is she a bitch?????????

  19. jj says – reply to this


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    Re: ms trudy – Its not a coincidence……87 years of this award show and 90% of the nominees are a bunch of popular white people………. Read between the lines

  20. jj says – reply to this


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    Re: eeeper – They already gave us one, the best picture nom for Selma……its not actually gonna win though.

  21. jj says – reply to this


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    This award show is a popularity contest. Jennifer Lawrence wingging for SLP is PROOF of that. Reese Witherspoon winning for Walk The Line….. is More Proof of that. Both of those performances were the definition of mediocre. It's in the vein of prom king and queen. The most well connected or respected (Daniel Day Lewis) win the awards. No one is suprised that all the noms are white,

  22. each eff' time.. Damn says – reply to this


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    Re: jj – Oh, someone would give this crybaby an Oscar for sakes! Here's hoping she cease to complain with ten thousand other reply…

  23. B. gabor says – reply to this


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    You people are big bggots I come from a multiracial family, I find myself everyday assashamed by the so called black advantage you think we need. I suppose you want the government to clean the trash from around your free housing. The box office does not lie.

  24. Joeseph Broz says – reply to this


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    What Boone means bt diversity is "not white." You get the nominations when your EARN them, Cheryl, not because you're a minority.