Oscar Nominations Mark Key Victory in White People’s Battle for Recognition
For only the second time since 1998, the Academy Awards 20 acting nominations were handed out to an all-white collective, marking an important milestone in the ongoing struggle for white people in modern America. “It’s just such a relief,” said Josh Siegel, known for his breakout role in “Zamboni” and also for being white. “After only getting the close-out once in the past 17 years, it was starting to feel like maybe white people were just fading into the background. It’s good to know we’re still relevant.”
The academy’s voters notably passed over David Oyelowo, lauded for his performance as Martin Luther King, Jr in Selma. Today also happens to be the late Dr. King’s birthday, and one can only imagine that if he was still alive today, he would be proud to see a black man standing equally next to fellow actors at the forefront of Hollywood, only to lose out on being nominated to all the white ones.
The nominations send a powerful important and positive message to white people everywhere. White children can rest easy today, knowing that even as the world grows more and more equal around them, there are still mediums that exist where they can grow up and know they inherently have a better shot than people who look different than they do.
White people weren’t the only big winners today. Not a single woman was nominated in the categories of best director, adapted screenplay or original screenplay, meaning today also marks an important step forward in the fight for male gender equality. Truly, a historic day for the Academy, and for America.