From: The Stream

#OscarsSoWhite: Backlash after all-white nominee list

Critics say Academy Awards reflect lack of diversity in Hollywood.

Twitter users are calling out the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for failing to include non-white actors in the recently announced 2015 Oscar nominations.

All 20 nominees for this year’s best acting awards are white, and many say the omissions reflect a race problem in Hollywood. The Academy last nominated an all-white acting group in 2011, and before that in 1998.

The hashtag #OscarsSoWhite trended on Twitter immediately after the nominees were announced. It has received more than 16,000 mentions so far.