So apparently this is BIG now. Everyone knows that the Academy Awards, or “Oscars”, is probably one of the most prestigious American award ceremony. Their awards themselves are sought after by many within the film industry. Now, this ceremony is being boycotted by some for its lack of minority nominees (which is basically accusations of racism) in major categories. On January 18th (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), Filmmaker Spike Lee and Actress Jada Pinkett Smith, both confirmed that they would not be supporting the Oscars and now there are others following their lead.
With covers like the one above and hashtags like, #oscarssowhite, this is turning into a big problem for the film industry (one of, if not the biggest player in the entertainment sector), which means there needs to be immediate action. The president of the Academy Awards seems to be promising a change in the demographics of the members and thus, creating a change in the nominees and hopefully, the winners.