Washington: The nominations of 2015 Academy Awards has sparked outrage on social media after all-white celebs ruled the nods in different categories.
Academy voters also selected an all-male lineup for this year's best director category, opting not to nominate Ava DuVernay for 'Selma' which would have made her the first black female director to receive a nomination in that category, CBS News reported.
The nominations has witnessed backlash on Twitter with #OscarsSoWhite hashtag, where one user said, "We gave them 12 years a slave last year maybe they won't notice".
Another user said, "Even 'The Lego Movie' didn't get nominated for Best Animated Film because Morgan Freeman voiced a character.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American president of the academy, told another publicaiton that the good news is that the wealth of talent is there, and it's being discussed, and it's helpful so much for talent whether in front of the camera or behind the camera to have this recognition, to have this period of time where there is a lot of publicity, a lot of chitter-chatter.