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  1. Academy Honors Its Own: White Males

    It’s gonna be a pale party. This year’s Oscar nominations suffered a notable lack of diversity, with all 20 best- and supporting-actor nominees being white, and Birdman director Alejandro Inarritu the only non-white finalist for best director. But the biggest snubs belonged to Selma, overlooked in key categories despite a best picture nod, and children’s multicolored “block” buster The Lego Movie. Critics say Academy members’ inability to see beyond their mostly white fraternity is everything but awesome.

    People, LA Times, MSNBC, The Verge

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