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16 Filmakers and Directors Who Should Have Been Nominated for Oscars

Twitter erupted Thursday morning with criticism and commentary concerning the lack of people of color in the 2016 Oscar nominations, and with good reason. The Washington Post reports that “every year for the past half-decade, the average white American has bought a ticket to fewer films than the average black, Hispanic or Asian movie-goer”. With such diverse audiences, why aren’t diverse filmmakers and actors being recognized?

We compiled a list of people who should have, without a doubt, been nominated (and are Oscar winners in our hearts).

Best Director: Ryan Coogler, Creed

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Best Director: F. Gary Gray, Straight Outta Compton

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Best Actor: Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

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Best Actor: Michael B. Jordan, Creed 

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Best Actor: Will Smith, Concussion

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Photo: Screenrant[/caption]

Best Actor: John Boyega, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Photo: EW[/caption]

Best Actor: Samuel L Jackson, The Hateful Eight

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Photo: The Weinstein Company[/caption]

Best Actress: Tessa Thompson, Creed

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Best Actress: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Tangerine

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Best Actress: Mya Taylor, Tangerine

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Best Actress: Teyonah Parris, Chi-Raq 

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Photo: Chicago Tribune[/caption]

Best Supporting Actor: O’Shea Jackson Jr., Straight Outta Compton

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Best Supporting Actor: Oscar Isaac, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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#oscarssowhite 2016 oscars

Best Supporting Actress: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Concussion

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#oscarssowhite 2016 oscars

Best Supporting Actor: Jason Mitchell, Straight Outta Compton

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Best Supporting Actor: Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation 

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Photo: Wall Street Journal[/caption]

Tell us, who else would you like to see on this list?

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