"A movement is growing on social media and online to declare Hollywood as racist because Casey Affleck is being nominated for Best Actor by various awards bodies for his performance in Manchester by the Sea, while director-actor Nate Parker is being overlooked for his slavery epic The Birth of a Nation. Parker was acquitted of raping a female student while she was barely conscious while he was studying at Penn State in 2001, while Affleck settled suits alleging sexual harassment from two women who worked on his film I’m Still Here in 2010. Although the two cases are being compared to each other, the two individuals and films are very different cases. Parker’s was a criminal case, while Affleck’s was a civil one. The Birth of a Nation has received a less enthusiastic critical re-evaluation since it premiered at Sundance Film Festival almost a year ago, while Manchester by the Sea has generated much more favorable reviews". http://heatst.com/culture-wars/casey-affleck-nate-parker-and-the-latest-oscarssowhite-controversy/ Spoiler: Twitter Reactions Birth of a Nation has an IMDB score of 5.8 and Manchester by the Sea's IMDB score is 8.5.