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Oscar nominations 2015: No minorities in four acting races

Oscar nominations 2015: No minorities in four acting races

At a time when Hollywood has come under criticism for a lack of diversity in filmmaking, all 20 actors and actresses nominated for Oscars on Thursday morning were white. This is the first time since 2011 and only the second time since 1998 that none of the nominees for lead actor, lead actress, supporting actor or supporting actress is a minority. David Oyelowo, a British actor of Nigerian background, was widely regarded as a strong contender for a lead actor nomination for his performance as Martin Luther King Jr. in Ava DuVernay's historical drama "Selma," but he was ultimately snubbed. Oscars 2015: List | Top nominees | Reactions | Snubs/surprises | Live updates |...

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