By Tomilola Coco Adeyemo
Two days ago, the news that the cast of critically acclaimed movie Straight Outta Compton were not invited to this year’s Oscars went viral.
Coming during a time when the lack of diversity in the Oscars nomination was causing a stir, and Straight Outta Of Compton was part of the movies people thought was snubbed, this was definitely not good.
However, the Academy has revealed the reason members of cast of the N.W.A biopic were not invited.
According to them, the box office hit only got invitations for its Writers who were nominated because the Academy only issues out invites to nominated people.
Every other person who gets an invite, gets it from the studio that produced their movie. In this case, Universal Studios produced Straight Outta Compton and should have extended invites to them.
Well, looks like we would have to do without seeing the stars on the red carpet this year.