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Djimon Hounsou

Who Cares if the Black Guy Wins an Oscar!?!

1/21/2014 3:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou is INDIGNANT when he hears people say this is the year for black people at the Oscars.

There's a lot of talk in Hollywood about what some think is a movie trend ... triggered by "12 Years a Slave" and "The Butler."  Djimon thinks the preoccupation with race is ridiculous.

It's all about black actors

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Hollywood loves trends, and fact is ... there have been a batch of movies where African American actors got lots of acclaim.  In addition to "12 Years" and "The Butler," there's "Captain Phillips," "Fruitvale Station," and "Mandela."

So we gotta ask ...

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1.

ASH    

Obama is pulling strings...

87 days ago
2.

boo boo    

Djimon Hounsou = Voice of Reason

87 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Jealous

87 days ago
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Lauren    

If they're a great actor, give them an Oscar. If they're a crap actor, don't give them an Oscar.
Race shouldn't even be brought into it. Black or White, who cares. It's 2014 etc etc.

87 days ago
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nottellingyou    

I love he said that! Jesus people disgust me with the whole race thing! People ard people no matter what! I'm by faarrrr the least racist person ever but just imagine if someone said "this is the year for white people at the oscars" ohhh lawd world war would break out and everyone's racist!

87 days ago
6.

wtf    

As long as the blacks are on a stage at least everyone can keep an eye on them to make sure they're not stealing or shooting anyone.

87 days ago
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tucker    


Smart man.

87 days ago
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GeneralNatty    

!2 years a slave was compelling movie and has the merits to win awards this year based upon the facts it has the merits to win. If they were terrible movies we wouldn't be talking about them.

Speaking of compelling movies Djimon Hounsou's performance in Amistad was incredible, that was the first movie that ever moved me to tears.

87 days ago
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CremeBrulee    

It's about time blacks got some recognition in serious Hollywood films. I've had it up to here with Holocaust movies.

87 days ago
10.

Dennie    

Djimon's right.

87 days ago
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Rush Limbaugh    

I'm a Black American, and while I liked 12 years as a slave it wasn't this years best movie, I thought Wolf of Wall Street and Gravity were better. While Steve McQueen is an excellent director, Martin Scorsese and Alfonso Cauron were better. The actor who got the shaft this year was n't even nominated, Forrest Whitaker. In Hollywood, any movie about the Holocaust or Civil Rights struggle will always garner disproportionate Oscar attention. But in the end it should always be about the performance not ones race or nationality.

87 days ago
12.

HumanNature    

2013 WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR FOR "MOVIES"!!!!


JACKASS PRESENT: BAD GRANDPA WAS MY FAVORITE!!!!!

87 days ago
13.

Keyser Söze    

As a black man, I support... Leo DiCaprio for Best Actor.

Wolf of Wall Street all the way.

87 days ago
14.

boo boo    

Who exactly is saying "this is the year for black actors"? TMZ? A live human? Who is saying that?

87 days ago
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namers    

Hyperbole is all: "Dressed just like old Hollywood"; slew of pregnant celebs = "Season of the Baby Bump."

When did TRENDING become a verb? Who trends?

87 days ago
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