The Oscars and white nominees go together like cheese and white bread – but in both cases, that doesn’t mean they’re good for you. With the kickoff of awards season 2015 came the inevitable backlash for the lack of diversity on the nominees list, but what are the bloggers saying this time around?

Oprah Winfrey, Selma
No Selma at this year's Oscars.

This year, it looks like the academy jury didn’t even try to seem unbiased – despite films like Selma and Gone Girl becoming massive critical and commercial successes in 2014, both Gillian Flynn and Ana Duvernay got left out of the race for Best Screenplay and Best Director, respectively. David Oyelowo also got snubbed, leaving us with a total of 0 people of colour in the acting categories. Now, it’s not that Bradley Cooper didn’t deserve his third nomination in three years (Best Actor, American Sniper) or that Steve Carrell’s transition into drama wasn’t nod-worthy (Best Actor, Foxcatcher) or that Richard Linklater didn’t create a masterpiece with Boyhood (Best Director).

Watch the Selma trailer below.

It’s just that the nominees list this year makes it seem like when non-white-straight-male filmmakers create something stunning, Hollywood is always looking the other way. Especially when a nomination could go down in history – imagine Ava DuVernay being the first black woman to ever win the Best Director award for Selma.Cool, right?

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But that snub, while unfair, wasn’t completely unpredictable. What goes against Oscar precedent is the omission of people like  Clint Eastwood for his work on American Sniper (though the film scored six nods total) and newcomer Damian Chazelle for Whiplash. Rather, the branch went with the year’s favorites: Linklater, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman), and Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel). The Imitation Game’s Morton Tyldum also landed a nod.