SNL Takes Shot at Academy Awards Diversity

SNL Takes Shot at Academy Awards Diversity

January 24, 2016 – With controversy continuing to grow about minorities being shut out of Academy Award acting nominations for a second consecutive year, SNL spoofed the Oscars with a sketch entitled “The Screen Guild Awards.” The faux awards show has Cecily Strong presenting the award for best actor:

“There were so many great performances this year, it’s a shame we couldn’t nominate more. But I think we can all agree these were the best of the best.”

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SNL Takes Shot at Academy Awards Diversity

In synch with #OscarsSoWhite, the nominees in the skit are a list of increasingly meaningless white men in African-American-led films, such as Punching UpwardShut ‘Em Down, and All the Beasts of Heaven – parodying successful films that were largely ignored this year by the Academy — CreedStraight Outta Compton, and Beasts of No Nation.

Watch the sketch here courtesy of NBC:

Tell the world how you feel!


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