Blacks left out of this years nominations for an Academy Award: http://www.people.com/article/oscars-2016-cheryl-boone-isaacs-lack-of-diversity I think, and again; it is merely my opinion .... but the fuss about this year's Academy Awards not having any black actors or directors or movies nominated, is more about sour grapes than anything else! If an actor, director, writer or movie doesn't come up to certain standards, just to nominate because of ones, skin color or racial persuasion is ludicrous. I do hope that the Academy Awards doesn't become just one more Equal-Opportunity Event, where diversity is a determining factor on who gets nominated or not! Once again, this is another attempt to bully the members of all other races, by black activists. I have not heard people protesting that the Black Actors Awards (http://blackmovieawards.com/index.php?p=about)needs to include members of the academy who are other than black? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/trey-ellis/white-actors-shutout-at-b_b_6483476.html And I never hear members of their races or cultures or ethnic backgrounds complaining that all the black colleges and universities in America need to become integrated? When will the craziness stop? When those who are black stop with the idea that something is done a particular way because of white supremacy? Once again, I hope and pray that the members of the Academy are not racists, because if they are, that would destroy my faith in mankind! I also pray that no one tries to insert the need for diversity in this yearly event based on government regulations! I for one did not think that a movie telling the story of a bunch of rappers from Compton, that had a number-one song spreading hate towards cops, and a name who spoke of nothing but "anger" should be considered for an award. It didn't meet the criteria, and screaming, stomping your feet, holding your breath, protesting and boycotting the awards will never cause a change. If you want to be considered for the prestigious Golden Oscar, try making movies that are not directed towards one audience, in particular, instead try making movies that wholesome and inviting to audiences of all colors and cultures! Was this year's nomination for awards meant to be an anti-black snub statement? Or was it reality?