Oscar buzz has begun — already — and so far, there don't seem to be any people of color in the race.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Black Swan, The Social Network, The Kids Are All Right, Hereafter and The Town are contenders. But as you probably know, these movies "all feature fairly homogeneously Caucasian casts and key creative talent."
Gregg Kilday and Matthew Belloni talked to Hollywood insiders about the issue — including director John Singleton (Boyz In The Hood, Poetic Justice, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Four Brothers) — and found that (obviously) Hollywood is just not diverse enough, in general.
"It feels kind of circumstantial," one member of Hollywood's black community said about this year's lack of black contenders. "Maybe you could get some studio people to address it, but then there are no black studio executives, which is another story."
Tyler Perry's latest effort, For Colored Girls, (trailer here if you missed it) an adaptation of Ntozake Shange's 1975 play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf might be up for consideration, but no one really knows — Lionsgate has not yet begun screening the movie, which opens Nov. 5.