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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 It’s because the people behind the voting committee are old and outdated.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”



“The Martian”


Best Original Screenplay

“Bridge of Spies”

“Ex Machina”

“Inside Out”


“Straight Outta Compton”

Best Animated Feature


“Inside Out”

“Shaun the Sheep”

“Boy and the Wild”

“When Marnie Was There”

Best Documentary Feature


“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”


“Son of Saul”


“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”


“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Martian”

“The Revenant”



Ice Cube’s Son, O’Shea Jackson Jr. Makes Powerful Speech at the VH1 Big In 2015 with Entertainment Weekly

“Straight Outta Compton” may have debuted in theaters this summer, but the movie is still making headline in the media.

Check out Ice Cube and O’Shea Jackson Jr. celebrating at the VH1 Big In 2015 with Entertainment Weekly party premiering Monday, December 7, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on VH1. Ice Cube presented the honor to his son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and recognized “Straight Outta Compton’s” powerful message…

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