Black actors boycott Oscar awards show because no Black actors nominated: another lily-white red carpet event

As a person who detests how art is debased by constant award shows that turn art into competitive sports like the Kentucky Derby, I must admit I’m delighted at the controversy emerging around the Oscar film awards this year. Black actors are publicly announcing a boycott of the red carpet event because 96 percent of voting academy members are white & male & didn’t nominate even one Black actor out of several noteworthy performances.

Hopefully they’ll do more than just stay away & will do some necessary political campaigning to expose the racism of Hollywood films. If we’re lucky, they’ll have a go at the outrageous misogyny too.