Last year, when Selma was nominated for Best Picture & Best Song but nothing else, 2 hashtag campaigns were born.
One was #OscarSoWhite (protesting the fact that David Oyelowo was not nominated for Best Actor & all of the acting nominees in all 4 categories were white).
One was #StopBlueOscar (protesting the fact that Ava DuVernay was not nominated for Best Director & all of the Best Director nominees & all of the Best Screenplay nominees–in both the Best Original Screenplay & the Best Adapted Screenplay categories–were male).
This year FF2 Media has merged the two campaigns into one: #MakeOscarGold!
Since Blue Oscars and White Oscars are not Gold, we are calling on AMPAS to make Oscar gold = truly merit-based.
This is not a Black/White issue. This is a global issue. If Oscar wants to be “gold” = merit-based, then everyone should have an equal chance of success. But right now, the statistical bias against anyone who is not a while male is extreme. This must stop.
Support us #MakeOscarGold!