SNL ruthlessly mocks all-white Hollywood award ceremonies with brutal take down
Slightly more than a year removed from minimally addressing their own diversity problems, Saturday Night Live took aim at Hollywood’s diversity problem when it comes to casting films and doling out awards — mainly to white people.
Without mentioning the Academy Awards — under fire for for failing to nominate any non-white actors for the past two years — SNL presented the “Screen Guild Awards.”
Cast member Cecily Strong read off the nominees for best actor from films modeled on “Creed,” “Straight Outta Compton,” and “Beasts of No Nation.”
Among the nominees for “Best Actor” was a white actor playing the part of “Dave” who tells young pioneering lawyer Thurgood Marshall that the law library is closing, and a non-speaking part for a white photographer who stumbles onto a speech given by an African warlord.
Needless to say, someone white wins the award.
Watch the video below from Saturday Night Live: