Oscars Denies Not Inviting To Straight Outta Compton
We reported this week that The Oscars not only omitted any Black actors from nominations, The Academy doubled down by not even inviting the cast of Straight Outta Compton to the awards show.
According to TMZ the Academy Awards now say it’s not their fault…
The nomination diss was one thing, but as TMZ first reported … the entire cast and the vast majority of the crew were not invited, including producers Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. The 4 nominated writers of the film did make the cut.
The Academy told People it has nothing to do with the Oscars guest list, saying it only invites nominees — and anyone else who shows up has to be invited by their studio. The studios get an allotment of tickets each year based on how many nominations it receives … according to the Academy.
Bottom line: Universal Pictures would have to hook up the cast, but as Cube told us … he ain’t trying to go to the Oscars, anyway.
How does Ice Cube feel about the snub??