It’s been two embarrassing years for the Academy Awards on the diversity front. Not only was #OscarsSoWhite a needed slogan last year, but it’s even more justified this year as, once again, no actors or actresses of color were nominated for a single award. To bring some humor to the situation, as well as some additional criticism through satire, NBC’s Saturday Night Live played off of the moment in a recent sketch.
The sketch pokes fun at at how the only people to walk away with a nomination for movies with predominantly black casts this year were the white supporting actors or white writers. But instead of just one of the many white men having the esteemed pleasure of winning the award, they all got to go up and share the moment as their black costars watched on from the audience with glares.
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