|Javier Bardem||Penelope Cruz|
It's an unhappy day for the racial bean counters. According to The Huffington Post and Think Progress, the Oscars this year will be way too white.
Problem is, they can't agree on whether this year's awards will be whitest since 1998 (Huffington Post), or the whitest since 1995 (Think Progress,).
No one really cares about this, but anyway, HP fiddled with its definition of white, according to the note at the end of its story:
Note: We went with the very broadest interpretation and included actors like Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz as "non-white," due to their Hispanic ancestry, despite the fact that many Hispanics may identify racially as white.That's funny, when it comes to committing crime (but not, weirdly, being a victim), Hispanics are counted as white.
This Will Be The Whitest Oscars Since 1998, By Lauren Duca, January 15, 2015