The 88th Academy Awards ceremony has been brewing controversy ever since the nominations were announced last week. The prestigious Award ceremony nominated 20 white actors as the best performances of the year, a decision that generated widespread controversy.
Hollywood has been known to depict the super-power imagery with beauty, however, the recent nominations only portrays a regressive slide towards separatism, racial and religious disharmony. A vast number of Hollywood celebrities have expressed their resentment against the all-white-line-up by protesting and boycotting the Awards, like Will Smith who confirmed that he is not attending the Oscars.
Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the Academy Awards will honor the best English-language films of 2015 in 24 categories. The ceremony will be televised in the United States by ABC, and will be produced by David Hill and Reginald Hudlin. Actor Chris Rock will host the show for the second time, having previously hosted the 77th ceremony held in 2005.