According to TMZ, Ice Cube, the executive producer of Straight Outta Compton–which received two Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay, wasn’t invited to the Awards ceremony. Neither was the film’s cast.
Most of the attendees at these high profile award shows aren’t necessarily nominees or even presenters, they’re just A-list celebrities that fans tune in to see. Jennifer Lopez has never been nominated for a Golden Globe yet she slayed this year’s red carpet in a yellow Giambattista Valli gown.
Attending an event like the Oscars is on par with being nominated; it’s a symbol of your elite status in Hollywood. For the Academy not to send invitations to the predominately African American cast or the producers of an Oscar nominated film reiterates the steep diversity problems of the organization.
Ice Cube and the cast will be in attendance at this year’s NAACP Image Awards where the film received multiple nominations.
ANOTHER SNUB: Ice Cube And “Straight Outta Compton” Cast Didn’t Get Invited To The Oscars was originally published on hellobeautiful.com