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Hip Hop Snubbed for Oscar Nominations 2016: Full List

Today the Oscar nominations were announced and fell short of a diversified nominees list (as usual).

Besides Johnny Depp not making the list for his performance in Black Mass, which was definitely Oscar-worthy, another film didn’t make the cut.

Can you guess? Yes, Straight Outta Compton was snubbed for the Oscar Nominations 2016. I guess a film directed by Gary F. Gray with a gross of over $200 million worldwide doesn’t qualify for at the very least, a nomination.

Straight Outta Compton did get a nomination for Best Original Screenplay…so basically the white woman and white man behind the script may be up for an Academy Award. Still not good enough.

According to TMZ only 8 movies were nominated for a 2016 Oscar, but there could have been 10. If that doesn’t say something about how things are being handled at these awards ceremonies, what does?

Some may say that the committee behind these award ceremonies are racist, but it’s more about being biased. Hip hop never really gets the full recognition it deserves, but somehow the culture is always ripped off and capitalized off of in the corporate world.

Take this new Honda Civic commercial for instance. They used Fabolous’ song “Killin It” in this piece. Besides the fact that Blacks and Latinos gravitate towards this make of vehicle (smart move Honda), this clearly shows how influential the hip hop culture is on a mainstream level.

So why are these awards still so reluctant to acknowledge the culture? It’s because the people behind the voting committee are old and outdated.

It’s time to get with it America, hip hop has been here for the last 30+ years and isn’t going anywhere. Especially since you continue to bank off the culture, not to mention steal the lingo and fashion.

Below is a list of Oscar Nominations 2016

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, “The Big Short”

Tom Hardy, “The Revenant”

Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight”

Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”

Rooney Mara, “Carol”

Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight”

Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Best Song

Earned It, “50 Shades of Grey”

Til It Happens To You, “The Hunting Ground”

Writings On The Wall, “Spectre”

Manta Ray, “Racing Extinction”

Simple Song 3, “Youth”

Visual Effects

“Ex Machina”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Martian”

“The Revenant”

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Adapted Screenplay

“The Big Short”

“Brooklyn”

“Carol”

“The Martian”

“Room”

Best Original Screenplay

“Bridge of Spies”

“Ex Machina”

“Inside Out”

“Spotlight”

“Straight Outta Compton”

Best Animated Feature

“Anomalisa”

“Inside Out”

“Shaun the Sheep”

“Boy and the Wild”

“When Marnie Was There”

Best Documentary Feature

“Amy”

“Cartel Land”

“The Look of Silence”

“What Happened, Miss Simone?”

“Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom”

Best Foreign Language Film

“Embrace of the Serpent”

“Mustang”

“Son of Saul”

“Theeb”

“A War”

Best Director

Adam Mckay, “The Big Short”

George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Alejandro G Inarritu, “The Revenant”

Lenny Abrahamson, “Room”

Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, “Carol”

Brie Larson, “Room”

Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”

Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”

Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”

Matt Damon, “The Martian”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”

Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”

Best Picture

“The Big Short”

“Bridge of Spies”

“Brooklyn”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Martian”

“The Revenant”

“Room”

“Spotlight”

Power Snubbed At The Golden Globes 2016? Full List of Winners

The Golden Globes 2016 took place on Sunday, Jan. 10., hosted by Ricky Gervais.

The evening was full of funny, inappropriate jokes and designer dresses.  There hasn’t been too much talk about TV show snubs, but one series was mentioned this afternoon. Not only did hit Starz series Power not received a Golden Globe award, but the show wasn’t even nominated.

The “Glee version” of Power, Empire was nominated, and Taraji P. Henson actually won for “Best performance by an actress in a TV series, drama” We can all agree, Henson deserved to win in the category, but was Power snubbed at the Golden Globes 2016?

The show’s creator 50 Cent thinks so, at least according to his Instagram page.

I guess if the cast of Power weren’t nominated or invited, it’s safe to say that neither was the cast of Straight Outta Compton. Do you agree, was Power snubbed? What about Straight Outta Compton?

 

Below is a full list of Golden Globe 2016 winners:

Best motion picture, drama

“The Revenant”

Best motion picture, musical or comedy

“The Martian”

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama

Brie Larson, “Room”

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy

Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture

Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

Best performance by actress in a supporting role in a motion picture

Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Best director, motion picture

Alejandro González Iñárritu, “The Revenant”

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy

Matt Damon, “The Martian”

Best screenplay, motion picture

Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs”

Best original score, motion picture

Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”

Best motion picture, animated

“Inside Out”

Best original song, motion picture

“Writing’s on the Wall,” “Spectre”

Best motion picture, foreign language

“Son of Saul”

Best television series, drama

“Mr. Robot,” USA

Best television series, musical or comedy

“Mozart in the Jungle,” Amazon Video

Best television limited series or motion picture made for television

“Wolf Hall,” PBS

Best performance by an actor in a television series, drama

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

Best performance by an actor in a television series, musical or comedy

Gael García Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle”

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

Oscar Isaac, “Show Me a Hero”

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”

Best performance by an actress in a TV series, drama

Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

Maura Tierney, “The Affair”

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

Lady Gaga, “American Horror Story: Hotel”

Best performance by an actress in a television series, musical or comedy

Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

Best motion picture, drama

“The Revenant”

Best motion picture, musical or comedy

“The Martian”

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama

Brie Larson, “Room”

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy

Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture

Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

Best performance by actress in a supporting role in a motion picture

Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Best director, motion picture

Alejandro González Iñárritu, “The Revenant”

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy

Matt Damon, “The Martian”

Best screenplay, motion picture

Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs”

Best original score, motion picture

Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”

Best motion picture, animated

“Inside Out”

Best original song, motion picture

“Writing’s on the Wall,” “Spectre”

Best motion picture, foreign language

“Son of Saul”

Best television series, drama

“Mr. Robot,” USA

Best television series, musical or comedy

“Mozart in the Jungle,” Amazon Video

Best television limited series or motion picture made for television

“Wolf Hall,” PBS

Best performance by an actor in a television series, drama

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

Best performance by an actor in a television series, musical or comedy

Gael García Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle”

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

Oscar Isaac, “Show Me a Hero”

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”

Best performance by an actress in a TV series, drama

Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

Maura Tierney, “The Affair”

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

Lady Gaga, “American Horror Story: Hotel”

Best performance by an actress in a television series, musical or comedy

Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”