Ellar Coltrane as Mason Evans Jr. in Boyhood
IFC Films
By Samantha Grossman
January 15, 2015

The 2015 Oscar nominations are finally here—and something a lot of people quickly noticed is that an overwhelming majority of the nominees are white. Frustrated with this lack of racial diversity, one citizen of the Internet took to Twitter to start the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. It’s quickly gaining momentum as a platform mostly for jokes—but also for more serious reflections.

Here’s the initial tweet that got things going:

And then from there, the hashtag blew up with snarky jokes:

People also began using the hashtag to share information and sincerely express concerns:

Read more #OscarsSoWhite tweets on Twitter.

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