The Academy To ‘Straight Outta Compton Cast’: Talk To Universal!


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(AllHipHop News) Earlier today (Jan. 29), the controversy concerning the majority of the Straight Outta Compton cast not receiving invites to the ceremony was addressed by the Motion Picture Academy. Even the film’s producers, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, did not secure an invitation.  Ice Cube has vehemently spoken about the oversight.

[ALSO READ: Ice Cube Responds To ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Oscar Snub: “We Ain’t Worried About It!”]

Only four nominated writers from the N.W.A. were to be included to the upcoming Oscars. So today, the Academy offered its matter-of-fact response. “The Academy invites the nominees only, and each studio gets a limited ticket allotment, based on the number of nominated films, to use at their discretion. It has been this way for decades,” was the statement revealed to People.

Interestingly enough, Alan Wenkus, S. Leigh Savidge, Jonathan Herman, and Andrea Berloff –who got the coveted invitations are white. So according to the Academy, any angst should be directed towards the film’s distribution company, Universal Pictures.

Is this an instance of #OscarSoWhite or #UniversalSoWhite?