Oscar Snubs: Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce & Lupita Nyong’o Were NOT Nominated + Academy Accused Of Lacking Diversity
The nominees for the 2020 Academy Awards – also known as, the Oscars – are in, and to fans’ shock a few faves were left out of the running. Fans are swarming to social media in anger that Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, and Lupita Nyong’o were not nominated for this year’s awards.
For months, Jennifer Lopez has been mentioned in talks of being an award-show favorite for her riveting role as Ramona in the film, “Hustlers.”
Previous Oscar-winner, Lupita Nyong’o, played not one but two roles in the thriller, “Us,” and was not nominated this year.
And, lastly, celebrated singer Beyonce’s anthem, “Spirit,” from the blockbuster remake of “The Lion King,” was not nominated for “Best Original Song.”
Check out a few of the comments on social media about these ladies being shut out of the running for Hollywood’s biggest honor.
— Kevin Simmons (@TheSkorpion) January 13, 2020
— Ridiculous Nicholas (@bibble8gubbles) January 13, 2020
— zhao shuzhen’s oscar (@fattikamille) January 13, 2020
— Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi) January 13, 2020
— The Frame (@theframe) January 13, 2020
In addition to the snubs, the Academy Awards are being labeled again as largely noninclusive. The nominations are being accused of lacking diversity and women in the director’s competitions. In 2015, April Reign sparked the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag. She tells The Hollywood Reporter,
“In the past, the pushback against #OscarsSoWhite was, ‘There just weren’t enough performances to nominate.’ Well, that’s not the case this year. There was a wealth of talent — and not just of black performers but of various marginalized communities — that was overlooked. And it’s really unfortunate. I’m interested in what Hollywood and the Academy are going to do to make the entertainment industry reflect those that support it.”
Did the Oscars get it wrong with this year’s nominations? Check out the full list HERE, and let us know in the comments.
Written by Miata Shanay