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Straight Outta Compton producer talks ‘white washing’ Oscar nominations, “we have to do better”

18 January 2016 12:59 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Oscar nominations once again reared the Twitter trend of #OscarsSoWhite, noting that very few of the nominations were for people of colour. Straight Outta Compton producer Will Packer took to Facebook to write this empassioned speech asking for the Hollywood industry to “do better” in bringing more work from filmmakers of colour.

“But who I Really want to applaud are some other actors, directors and producers who were at the top of their game this year. A list that includes, but is not limited to, Idris Elba, Michael B. Jordan, Will Smith, John Boyega, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tessa Thompson, Audra McDonald, Adepero Oduye, Samuel L.Jackson, Oshea Jackson Jr, Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, F. Gary Gray and Ryan Coogler. Yes, they made us laugh. Yes, they made us cry. Yes, they made us angry. Yes, they made us think. Yes, they are all black. No, not one was nominated for »

- Luke Owen

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Producer on Lack of Oscar Diversity: ‘It’s Embarrassing’

15 January 2016 5:36 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Straight Outta Compton” exec producer Will Packer has weighed in on the 2016 Oscar nominations’ lack of diversity.

In a lengthy Facebook post, Packer applauded performances by performers of color and called his fellow Academy members to action, pleading with them to focus on hiring minorities in the future. He also mentions that the all-white acting nominees and the resulting #OscarsSoWhite Twitter trend cast a shadow on the entire ceremony.

“But who I really want to applaud are some other actors, directors and producers who were at the top of their game this year,” Packer wrote. “A list that includes, but is not limited to, Idris Elba, Michael B. Jordan, Will Smith, John Boyega, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tessa Thompson, Audra McDonald, Adepero Oduye, Samuel L.Jackson, Oshea Jackson Jr, Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, F. Gary Gray and Ryan Coogler. Yes, they made us laugh. Yes, they made us cry. Yes, they made us angry. »

- Variety Staff

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