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The Race Issue at the Oscars Discussion Thread

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  1. jeff7b9 Silver Belt

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    What were some impressive black performances in movies in the past year?

    I have heard a lot about the controversy surrounding this year oscars...

    However I haven't really followed the film industry.

    I have young children, I have a job, I have no free time and not a ton of expendable cash (I bought a house this year which stretched my budget pretty thin and started a new career which has me working a lot of hours)
    I haven't been to the movies.


    What was good this year?

    What black/minority actor/actress/writer/director/film got snubbed?


    Ps- was "beasts of no nation" a 2015 film? (forgive me if I messed up the title)
     
  2. The ScorpioN "GET OVER HERE!"

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    Straight outta Stockton or something...
     
  3. RIPWarrior Banned Banned

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    Dat white guilt
     
  4. Big Momma's House
     
  5. M3t4tr0n Sheriff of Sherfront

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    Cry some more bro
     
  6. gigantalor Black Belt

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    There was that guy in Star Wars.
     
  7. sabretruth Gold Belt

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    Jordan in Creed was great.
     
  8. Social Distance Warrior Light our Darkest Hour

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    Michael B Jordan should have Been nominated
     
  9. gigantalor Black Belt

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    There was also Franklin, in the Charlie Brown movie.
     
  10. Kowboy Karl Black Belt

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    Let's not forget ice cube playing a unique character in ride along 2
     
  11. Ice Cube has incredible acting range.
     
  12. sabretruth Gold Belt

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    Some gay singer just won an award. Gave a shout out to the LGBTQNTSDSUVSD community.
     
  13. lion paw Purple Belt

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    Straight outta Compton. Good acting all around.
     
  14. fbgn sweeeet kosher transvestite Banned

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    ha, i like how people have to resort to just naming whatever black actor they can think of
     
  15. in the Steel Belt

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    Shaun King and Rachel Dolezal.
     
  16. Chest Rockwell Brown Belt

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    There is no question it was a down year for black films and actors, and has been the trend for some time and will continue to be so...

    Is hollywood racist and trying to shut them out? Or are they simply about the bottom line and the profit margin. Like every other industry, its usually the latter.

    So the 'dirty little secret' of hollywood, as elsewhere, is that the Chinese market is ever increasingly the consumer of goods, and movies are no exception. So not only have movies been geared to the chinese market for profitability reasons, but now major Chinese studios are even buying out majority shares in the western major studios.

    Everyone knows how xenophobic the chinese market can be, and less and less prominent roles will go to minorities and blacks in particular. Get used to it
     
  17. Byron Carter Purveyor of Wisdom Banned

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    Did Denzel or Will Smith do anything?

    I like them.
     
  18. Chest Rockwell Brown Belt

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    Will Smith told de treut. But in the end it wasnt enough
     
  19. machidafan99 Silver Belt

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    Chris Rock made a joke/point that since women have their own category why not blacks.

    Seems to make sense but is it offensive to others?
     
  20. Lol blacks fight(cry) for the longest of time to be included but now they want out? Reminds me of those new black only college dorm rooms. Makes loads of sense.
     

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