After being snubbed from receiving any nominations, producer Ice Cube and the cast of the highly acclaimed movie Straight Outta Compton will not be joining their screenwriters on the red carpet because they were not invited to attend the event.
According to sources, Ice Cube was not at all surprised by the Academy’s failure to extend an invitation. In the event that he had been invited, he would have simply made the decision not to attend.
“I never used to go anyway, you can’t boycott something that you never went to anyway. We don’t do movies for the industry. We do movies for the people,” the Ride Along 2 actor told Britain’s “The Graham Norton Show” last week.
This disclosure of information comes at the brink of an ongoing discussion that began shortly after the announcement of the Oscar nominations. When Straight Outta Compton’s only nomination was received by their white screenwriters Andrea Berloff and Jonathan Herman for Best Screenplay, a number of celebrities including Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee came out speaking on the injustices accurately depicted in the mere fact that not one black actor had been nominated for an award in the last two years.
The President of the Academy has since addressed the situation, making a commitment to double the number of women and diverse members on the board by 2020.
The 2016 Academy Awards is scheduled to air on February 28 on CBS.
Written By: Sweenie Saint-Vil