'Straight Outta Compton' & Will Smith Snubbed For 2016 Oscar Nominations

(AllHipHop News) The 88th Academy Awards will not include the blockbuster biopic Straight Outta Compton competing for Best Picture. The Oscar nominations were announced this morning (January 14), and the F. Gary Gray directed motion picture was not included among the films in the most coveted category.

[ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Director F. Gary Gray Reveals What Other Hip Hop Biopic He’d Like To See Made]

The movie about the rise of legendary rap group N.W.A was well received by critics. It also dominated the box office, becoming the highest grossing music biographical picture of all time.

Gray and the movie’s actors were not recognized with Oscar nominations either. Straight Outta Compton did earn a nod for Best Original Screenplay. The other nominees in that category include Bridge of SpiesEx MachinaInside Out, and Spotlight.

Some film experts expected rapper/actor Will Smith to make the Oscar list for Best Actor for his role in Concussion. Smith was nominated for Best Actor at the Golden Globe Awards, and he took home the Hollywood Actor Award at the Hollywood Film Awards.

However, Smith did not make the final cut at the Academy Awards. Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Matt Damon (The Martian), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), and Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl) will compete for Best Actor.

[ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Gugu Mbatha-Raw Talks Starring In ‘Concussion’, Will Smith’s Off-Camera Humor & Being A Fan Of ‘Hamilton’]

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  • tinkhanii

    So white….typical

  • 3rdEye_Sharp

    “Halle Berry had to let a white man pop her, to get an Oscar. Denzel had to be crooked, before he took it!”


    • Q.

      We should have learned by now, Black folks only get Oscar noms for demeaning or negative depictions. But some of these movies are “designed” for awards, like Bridge of Spies and the Revenant–they are very Hollywood-ish productions. Not taking anything from Leo DiCaprio, but the epic Revenant is basically an alley-oop for Best Actor.

      • Isa Ibn Maryam

        Once again the politics in Hollywood is ruining the industry. They completely drop the ball on some hella movies.

        Black Mass
        Baahubali: The Beginning
        The Big Short
        Hitman Agent 47

  • Markus

    Sorry but even though Straight Outta Compton was good,no way was it getting a Best Picture nomination. That’s what the Image Awards are for.

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      child porn is white people getting away with showing yourlseves in millions of videos sexually attacking babys

  • 3rdEye_Sharp

    The secret to winning an Academy Award is…Cooning, Cooning, Cooning!!! You have to play a role in which you either make Black people look like animals, or subservient to white people…slavery and all that bullsh!t! We need to stop seeking white people’s approval and do us…because all they do is copy our style, anyway! All they do is take from us and pervert it into something to make money off of…Imhotep taught them science, philosophy, astronomy, astrology, and monotheism….From that, white people created the institution of western medicine, Greek and Roman Mythology, NASA, Psychic hotlines, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The moral of the story is…We need to keep being innovative and stop trying to ingratiate a culture, that has no plans on including us! We don’t need White people to live…However, they DO need US to remain in existence. The quicker we recognize that, as a community, the quicker we can get back to being great!

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  • Dreday410

    Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) Was good
    Straight out of Compton was good but NOT award level good…And they promotion also help the movie with all those MEME’s

  • ursocalledgod

    if yall silly mufuckas thought that straight out of Compton was going to get any awards yall need yall head examined. a movie about a rap group that had ONE FUCCING ALBUM AS AN ORGINAL GROUP? no matter how controversial and important they were to the culture them stuffy ass suits don’t care about that shyt. only we do. will would of had a chance if not for the revenant. lenardo did his 1-2 in that movie plus its a dope azz flick. put that on top of the fact he is looooong overdue for and Oscar…

    • Tish Houston

      Beenbocerndue leo killed ir in that movie he getting that oscar

      • ursocalledgod

        Uhhhhh wtf did you just type?

      • Tish Houston

        I dont know the. Metro is a mf. But what i said was leo killed it in the movie and he is getting yhe oscar for sure

  • D_Ably

    More race baiting courtesy of your fav hip hop site.

    • Watever

      Lol really? The article is about Hip Hop at the oscars. It doesn’t even mention race, but since that’s what you took from it says a lot about you. Plus stop acting like the Oscars haven’t been criticized for YEARS about its lack of diversity.

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    Let’s be real here people! Straight outta Compton was NOT oscar worthy.. Ugh..

  • Gap Tooth Bruce

    What else needs to be done people? These Crackers dont f@ck wit us….we need to be the same way SUPPORT US AND ONLY US!

    • WeakSauce

      “we need to be the same way SUPPORT US AND ONLY US!” But you all don’t so why the need to call em crackers?

    • WeakSauce

      Plus the movie was good but it was not “OSCAR AWARD” good. Let’s be honest and stop with the race card bruh.

      • Black Adam

        Agreed on Straight out of Compton but what about Concussion?

      • WeakSauce

        Okay, what movie would you take out and replace it with Concussion?

      • Black Adam

        Out of those none because Ive only seen The Revenant and it was pretty good. Havnt seen Concussion but it is critically acclaimed.

      • WeakSauce

        So why the F would you speak on something you haven’t seen or know of? And this proves my point. Thanks “Black” Adam

      • Black Adam

        I only asked a question haha. Made no statements.

      • Deez Nuts

        It was more “OSCAR AWARD” than most of those other movies nominated though. Not using the race card, but somethings fishy here.

      • WeakSauce

        You tripping homie. But yeah sure

      • Raheem Classick

        Concussion was”

    • Jmo-Texas

      We need a BLACK OSCARS!

  • Watever

    All you people saying SOC was not Oscar worthy then why did it get nominated for Best Screenplay. The Oscars can nominate up 10 movies (they only nominated 8) so it would seem SOC could have been recognized in the top 10. Or at least show some love to one of the actors in the movie.

    And they completely snubbed Will. But nobody’s talking about that.

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  • The Legendary Troll

    No black person is surprised by this

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      white people’s child porn is real – all hundreds of millions of them

      • RichFromBX

        you’re a little too obsessed with child porn…did someone white touch you when you were a kid?

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        you white , your weezil race questions again fail at deflecting from your race of pedofile moms with no complaint bout you showing millions of videos of yourselfs getting away for decades of sexually assaulting their babys

      • Jmo-Texas

        Im black and could give 2 fucks about what white people do to each other. Their are more important issues that us blacks have to deal with.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        wrong – you a fool for not caring bout them getting away with showing their dasdardly felonies , when you will be thrown in prison for any wrong you do

      • Jmo-Texas

        Dont get me wrong, everybody needs to pay for horrible crimes… but as far as the black community is concerned there are alot more shit to talk about and show on screen.. For example Chi-Raq, a film that visualizes crime in the black community. How about needing movies that show police brutality but white folks aka Hollywood, wont fund black movies with a message that puts white people on blast. So NO, i dont give 2 sh*ts about white crime..they dont give a damn about black crime or horrible things white people do to blacks everyday. Lets be for real… id rather go watch the new Black Panthers documentary.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        you keep thinking about moives , that’s what keeping you dumb – get out and face real life , cuz life is not a movie

      • Jmo-Texas

        I’m talking about movies because this post is about movies and you topic was made into a movie that has an Oscar nomination. I’m married with 3 kids, so trust me, I know life is not a movie..

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        bullsshit ! – you relating movies to the issues of our race fool , and not only that , whites getting away with child porn is Real Life that’s recorded

      • Jmo-Texas

        I’m saying the black community deserves movies that reflect our problems. And I know child porn is real jackass, there is movie called “Spotlight” that shows that. My case and point is white folks make movies that reflect their view of the world or their problems, why can’t black film makers do the same and get their deserved recognition without the “crab in the bucket” negros hatin’?!?

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  • Dindu Nuffin

    Movie was crap

  • Larry Sandwiches

    Im more mad thay Hateful 8 didnt get a nomination. Sam Jackson for at least supporting actor, and the screenplay shouldve been nominated.

    I get mad about Oscar snubs every year. This year aint no different.

    • Dope

      Sam did great as always, but H8 wasn’t the best of Quntin’s movies in my opinion.

      • Jmo-Texas

        Wasnt the best, but was still a decent watch..

    • Jmo-Texas

      Oh Sam shoulda got a nod for best actor..

  • MLB44

    I agree the Oscar’s has snubbed us once again like it has been doing for 80 years or however long it’s been in existence. But we need to stop looking to White America to validate us. With saying that, however, I feel bad for F. Gary Gray (best director) and Will Smith (best actor), because they deserved a nod.

    • Jmo-Texas

      Yea one of those actors in SOC should have gotten a nod for “best new actor” at least.. Ice Cube Jr and the guy that played Easy did pretty good for their 1st movie

  • Leonard Tarver

    Straight out of Compton was 💩💩

    • Jmo-Texas

      If everyone thought SOC was so horrible why did it do so good? And even if it was “shit” like you said, then maybe it should have been placed in the “Best Actor” category vs the “Best Screenplay” category. Even though the story was pieced together, some of the actors still deserve recognition for their first movie.

      • Leonard Tarver

        Dude dont be naive we know that everyone was hyped about the story of how Dr Dre and the rest of them became successful doesnt make it a good movie. Hunger Games did crazy numbers and that movie was wack too… Now tell me its not?

      • Jmo-Texas

        I’m not naive, I’m just not all bent out of shape about SOC not being “spectacular”. There was only so much they could put in th movie..Im sure after the Pac movie comes out, ppl will be bitching , nitpicking about stuff that was left out..who cares, non us put in any production money. Hell I didn’t even pay to watch SOC. The movie wasn’t terrible, there were just stuff that was left out. Black folks need to appreciate when there is a black movie out that didn’t go straight to TV or DVD. I bet yall laugh at all of Kevin Hart’s dumbass that nigga makes wack-ass movies! And you talking about Hunger Games, I don’t watch no bullshit like that lol! I haven’t seen one of those dumbass movies..Im not a kid or a chic!

      • Leonard Tarver

        No one can play Pac and I know that movie will be garbage already. I definitely don’t like Kevin Hart. He’s not funny at all. He’s just a loud dude

      • Jmo-Texas

        I agree that no one can play Pac, but at the same time we have to appreciate that someone is putting the movie together. It takes millions to put together a movie, a movie that alot of people already hatin’ on, a movie that is long overdue. Regardless how it turns out, I’m still glad that people pooled their money together to “attempt” to put Pacs story on the big screen. I hope they at least get it 80% accurate.

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  • youKNOWthatYOUugly

    As expected. The streets and beyond recognize. Dre and Cube still making classics👏🏾

  • Jmo-Texas

    No blacks on the “Best Actor” category..”what a surprise”….some bullshit! The Steve Jobs movie was a flop and horribly rated, wth is it even in the nominations? The actor for Steve Jobs did better in the last XMEN…

  • Chyze

    Of course the fairy patrol would nominate a movie about the 1st tranny but not SOC

  • Raheem Classick

    Tell Me Why, The Only Time You’ve Seen The Concussion Trailer Was Before Xmas, No More After That.
    This Is A Powerful Movie, But I Guess The NFL Is More Powerful ?

  • Raheem Classick

    Concussion is an incredible movie, nothing from this movie was nominated for anything. not even acting while black” (Pay Attention)

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