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People Are Tweeting Their Thoughts About The Fact That #OscarsSoWhite

The Academy Award nominations are out and they're predominately white this year. Now, this hashtag is leading to funny and thoughtful commentary.

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The Oscar nominations were announced on Thursday morning and they haven't been so white since 1998. As a result, many are turning to Twitter to speak out about the lack of people of color among the nominees using the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.

For starters, there's this photo circulating of all the Best Actor and Best Actress nominees.

Chile, with this pic, I'm gonna need some sun block #OscarsSoWhite

Viktor T Kerney@wondermann5Follow

Chile, with this pic, I'm gonna need some sun block #OscarsSoWhite

12:44 PM - 15 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And others are pointing out that people of color only get nominated when they play certain roles.

"@MrPooni: #OscarsSoWhite they haven't shifted their selection process in 87 years #OscarNoms "

#Hargisante@Happy2beDeeFollow

"@MrPooni: #OscarsSoWhite they haven't shifted their selection process in 87 years

#OscarNoms "

12:41 PM - 15 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

#OscarsSoWhite the only time a Black person is nominated, let alone wins, is if they're in a role as a slave or the help.

QUEEN OF DRAGS@wjlly2Follow

#OscarsSoWhite the only time a Black person is nominated, let alone wins, is if they're in a role as a slave or the help.

10:01 AM - 15 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Many have mentioned the fact that the lack of POC among the nominees speaks to recent current events.

#OscarsSoWhite they prefaced each nomination with, "I'm not racist, but..."

Anne T. Donahue@annetdonahueFollow

#OscarsSoWhite they prefaced each nomination with, "I'm not racist, but..."

10:17 AM - 15 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

#OscarsSoWhite they wear "I CAN Breathe" t-shirts.

BGD@BlackGirlDangerFollow

#OscarsSoWhite they wear "I CAN Breathe" t-shirts.

12:43 PM - 15 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

#OscarsSoWhite we'll see a lot of "Je Suis Charlie" buttons on the red carpet, but no #BlackLivesMatter

April@ReignOfAprilFollow

#OscarsSoWhite we'll see a lot of "Je Suis Charlie" buttons on the red carpet, but no #BlackLivesMatter

9:07 AM - 15 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And some have suggested that Academy voters missed the entire point of Selma, the only film with a diverse cast that even got nominated.

#OscarsSoWhite It felt like LBJ was the real hero of Selma.

Miles Morales@Ljay90Follow

#OscarsSoWhite It felt like LBJ was the real hero of Selma.

9:01 AM - 15 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

I'm surprised James Reeb, the white minister in #Selma, wasn't nominated as best supporting actor. #OscarsSoWhite

Kujichagulia@iRondreaFollow

I'm surprised James Reeb, the white minister in #Selma, wasn't nominated as best supporting actor. #OscarsSoWhite

12:48 PM - 15 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

#OscarsSoWhite, it posts wistful Facebook statuses about wishing it lived in the 1950's without realizing it's basically there already.

Paul Krueger@NotLikeFreddyFollow

#OscarsSoWhite, it posts wistful Facebook statuses about wishing it lived in the 1950's without realizing it's basically there already.

12:48 PM - 15 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

But as funny as some of the #OscarsSoWhite tweets are, they're reminders of an issue that's really no laughing matter.

#OscarsSoWhite may be funny, but all jokes aside, this is the reality POC entertainment lives in. It's not all jokes.

h.d.@SvnXIVFollow

#OscarsSoWhite may be funny, but all jokes aside, this is the reality POC entertainment lives in. It's not all jokes.

12:49 PM - 15 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite