In 2015, the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag gained traction to accumulate awareness of The Academy Awards’ lack of recognition for actors who don't fall under the category of a white man. This happened just a few years ago, but the fact of the matter is, many Black thespians and filmmakers have been snubbed by the annual ceremony. The beauty of Black filmmaking is that authentic stories from many parts of the Black experience are displayed visually, telling the stories of so many of us. They must be recognized for telling our stories on our terms with one of the greatest accomplishments one can achieve. From not being nominated at all to losing out in major categories that seemed like a no-brainer, we’ve decided to compile a list of 10 Black films that have been slighted at The Academy Awards.