Slate report Mark Joseph Stern reacted to the recent Oscar nominations by describing them as “insanely sexist and racist.”

Stern took to Twitter to declare, “I’ve seen all the Oscar contenders except Joker (I WILL NOT WATCH JOKER) and I feel fairly qualified to say that these nominations are insanely sexist and racist.”

He added, “So brazenly biased toward white men that it feels like the Academy is straight up trolling us.”

Joseph continued his little rant, “These nominations are disastrous. They are prejudiced and shameful.”

He added, “They send a message to women and people of color that their lives, their talents, their experiences simply do not matter as much as white men’s. These aren’t just “snubs.” They are discrimination.”

Joseph appears to have taken particular issue with the fact that Dolemite Is My Name, Just Mercy, The Farewell, and Hustlers were not nominated.

The 92nd Oscar Nominations were announced by John Cho and Ussa Rae on the Oscars YouTube channel.

Here are the prominent nominees:

Best Actor

Antonio Banderas in PAIN AND GLORY

Leonardo DiCaprio in ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

Adam Driver in MARRIAGE STORY

Joaquin Phoenix in JOKER

Jonathan Pryce in THE TWO POPES

Best Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Anthony Hopkins in THE TWO POPES

Al Pacino in THE IRISHMAN

Joe Pesci in THE IRISHMAN

Brad Pitt in ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

Best Actress

Cynthia Erivo in HARRIET

Scarlett Johansson in MARRIAGE STORY

Saoirse Ronan in LITTLE WOMEN

Charlize Theron in BOMBSHELL

Renée Zellweger in JUDY

Best Supporting Actress

Kathy Bates in RICHARD JEWELL

Laura Dern in MARRIAGE STORY

Scarlett Johansson in JOJO RABBIT

Florence Pugh in LITTLE WOMEN

Margot Robbie in BOMBSHELL

Best Director

THE IRISHMAN – Martin Scorsese

JOKER – Todd Phillips

1917 – Sam Mendes

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD – Quentin Tarantino

PARASITE – Bong Joon Ho

Best Motion Picture

FORD V FERRARI – Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold, Producers

THE IRISHMAN – Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers

JOJO RABBIT – Carthew Neal and Taika Waititi, Producers

JOKER – Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers

LITTLE WOMEN – Amy Pascal, Producer

MARRIAGE STORY – Noah Baumbach and David Heyman, Producers

1917 – Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall, Producers

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD – David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino, Producers

PARASITE – Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers

The Oscars will air on February 9 at 8 PM ET and 5 PM PT on ABC.

What do you make of Stern’s comments about the Oscars? Do you agree with him? Or do you think his take is completely deranged?

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