(Photo: Weinstein Company)
(Photo: Weinstein Company)

Once again, the Oscar nominations are marked by a glaring lack of diversity.  All 20 slots in the four major acting categories went to white actors when the nominations were announced in Hollywood on Thursday.

Last year, for the first time since 1998, the same thing happened. The exclusion sparked outrage online and inspired the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite on Twitter, which was revived Thursday in response to this year’s picks.

“I thought I was watching a sequel for last year,” says Gil Robertson, president of the African American Film Critics Association. “It’s almost the exact same scenario, but more offensive. … There needs to be changes across the board. It’s like beating an old horse every year.”

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