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Samuel Jackson RIPS Oscars -- No Black Men!?

3/1/2011 9:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Another HARSH criticism of the Academy Awards ... this time from Samuel L. Jackson . .. who's pretty damn upset that there weren't more black actors involved in the show.

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Jackson was in L.A. yesterday, where he told a photog, "Where were the black actors?"

He continued, "I guess they didn't think we were available to read teleprompters that night ... not a big deal, hopefully it'll get better ... it wont happen again."

Jackson added, "We work in town ... they know who we are, they know we're available to be on that show to represent the people of color who are in the business in town."

For the record, there were no black male presenters during the show -- to which Jackson stated, "Hopefully they wont make that mistake again."

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91.

boidiva02    

I guess Jennifer Hudson, Oprah Winfrey and Halle Berry aren't black then?

1243 days ago
92.

Effewe    

Complaining because someone should be included just because of their skin color.....can't get more racist than that Mr. Jackson.

1242 days ago
93.

GB    

What about Gays? Why are straight actors always playing gay roles? And even when the do, the Oscar goes to "Crash" instead of "Brokeback Mountain."

1242 days ago
94.

Jade    

Love the comments nof, you are so right! Keep 'em coming!

1242 days ago
95.

wow    

Well I think if it was the other way around all the white people would be saying "where did all the black people come from?" Hell, they would probably mistake it for the BET awards. lol.
The Oscars is usually the most "white" and boring award show on television. I'm Canadian and not that hung up on color but I notice it every year. Off topic, I'm happy Colin Firth won. He's a real gentleman.

1242 days ago
96.

Chris - Austin TX    

It's the JEWS !!!

Just joking. Hollywood is just racist, that's all.

1242 days ago
97.

day80    

The BET awards don't have white people...who is screaming racism?

1242 days ago
98.

samson    

@112

Are you serious? What, you want the BET Awards too?

1242 days ago
99.

Chia    

There was color missing on all accounts. Hey AMPAS, there should be more diversity in your show. Get with the 50's!

1242 days ago
100.

Katie    

BET Awards could use more white people too just saying. It's okay to have all black events and all black schools, but when it is all white people go crazy. I don't care about skin color and people need to stop using it as a scape goat. reverse racism is just as bad.

1242 days ago
101.

GB    

Any comment with GAY in it is always overlooked.

1242 days ago
102.

NYeratheart    

I'm sick of hearing this same ol' whine. No more quotas, bub. Got it? All men and women are created equal. That does not mean there needs to be a token black man just to be PC.

1242 days ago
103.

Jayne    

Its about the actor and their performance NOT the assurance a rainbow is represented in every catagory. It goes with the dumbing down of america. We dont choose the best we choose based on proper representation based on color and sex. We all lose when this happens

1242 days ago
104.

really?    

I would be thrilled to see MANY more of "them" ...maybe in the In Memoriam section

1242 days ago
105.

SakkeL    

Do you want to hear real rasist show? It's called BET awards.
How great would be that black peoples bitcihng and moaning if there were WET awards?

1242 days ago
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