According to TMZ, the cast of Straight Outta Compton and the movie’s producer Ice Cube won’t be at the Academy Awards ceremony next month because they weren’t even invited! (although they say he wouldn’t have went anyway).
Sadly, the only people associated with the film who are invited to the awards were the only two who were nominated, Compton screenwriters Johnathan Herman and Andrea Berloff. That means if Compton wins an Oscar it will be accepted by two white people. #OscarsSoWhite
It’s not exactly clear how the Academy Awards goes about its invites, but it’s definitely not like you have to be nominated to be there. Plenty of people who aren’t nominated walk the red carpet every year.