Well, the “no blacks allowed” tradition continues at the Academy Awards for a second straight year, but I don’t see this year being as glaring as last year. The only major denial was Idris Elba for “Beasts of no Nation”. Jada Smith is making a stink, likely because Hubby Will Smith did not get nominated for “Concussion”, but lets be real. It was not that great of a movie. Same with “Straight Outta Compton”. It was your standard bio-pic. Nothing special other than the subject matter. That being said, there absolutely is some MAJOR Oscar bait in the mix this year. Here is the list. I will revisit this shortly before the awards at the end of February with my choices.