Chris Rock calls the Oscars 'the White BET Awards'
UPI News Service, 01/16/2016
The fact that none of the acting nominees for this year's Oscars are people of color has not escaped Chris Rock's notice.
The comedian, who is to host the Feb. 28 ceremony honoring excellence in cinema for 2015, tweeted alongside a video promo Friday: "The #Oscars. The White BET Awards."
The BET Awards recognize the best in entertainment by African American artists.
The #Oscars. The White BET Awards.
https://t.co/8qjLR0uysI" Chris Rock (@chrisrock) January 15, 2016
Nominations for the Oscars were announced Thursday. Among the omissions were the black stars of critically acclaimed films such as Straight Outta Compton, Creed, Concussion, Beasts of No Nation and Tangerine.
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