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Sharpton: ‘Emergency Meeting’ for Oscars

The Rev. Al Sharpton said the lily-white Oscar nominations are “appallingly insulting” and called for an “emergency meeting next week in Hollywood to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards.” No black actors or actresses were nominated Thursday morning. The director of the Martin Luther King biopic Selma wasn't nominated either, though her film was nominated for Best Picture. “In the time of Staten Island and Ferguson, to have one of the most shutout Oscar nights in recent memory is something that is incongruous,” Sharpton said.