'Selma' Star Tim Roth My Black Co-Stars ... Deserved Oscar Nominations!

1/17/2015 7:29 AM PST

"Selma" star Tim Roth says his black co-stars deserved to be nominated for an Academy Award this year ... period.

Roth was heading into the White House for a special screening of the movie courtesy of the Prez ... when he told our photog how he feels about the absence of Academy color.

Best part of the video ... Roth tells us how it feels to be one of the only white people featured in the flick ... his response is hilarious.