Washington D.C. Jan. 29 (ANI): The Academy finally broke its silence over the report that the cast of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ were not invited to the Oscars this year.
On the issue, which fueled the ongoing #OscarSoWhite controversy further, Academy said that it invites only the nominees and each studio gets a limited ticket allotment, based on the number of nominated films, to use at their discretion, reports People magazine.
Adding to it, Academy even stated that it has been this way for decades.
While the number of tickets a studio gets is dependent on how many nominees they have in a given year, Academy members themselves have to enter a lottery to score them.
This year, ‘Universal Picture’ bagged four Academy nominations including one for Straight Outta Compton’s four writers, Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge and Alan Wenkus, who are white, for the movie’s screenplay.(ANI)