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Ice Cube Actor talks "Straight Outta Compton" Oscars snub

"I'm not pissed. I'm not surprised. "It's the Oscars, they do what they do," Ice Cube said on the Wendy William show.

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The 2016 Academy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday, January 14, 2015, featuring all white actors in the four acting categories.

The obvious lack of diversity and absence of a black actor nominee, led to the hastag #OscarsSoWhite.

The only 'black film' nominated this year is "Straight Outta Compton" for Best Screenplay.

Watch trailer for Straight Outta Compton'. play

Watch trailer for Straight Outta Compton'.

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In a recent interview with Wendy Williams, actor Ice Cube spoke on the much talked about "Straight Outta Compton" snub.

According to him, he expected more nominations, but he isn't pissed or surprised.

"I'm not pissed. I'm not surprised. It's the Oscars, they do what they do. The people love the movie, the people supported the movie. Number one at the box office, over $200 million, I can't be mad, he said.

The movie crossed $200 million at the box office to become the highest grossing movie from an African-American director.

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'Directed by F. Gary Gary, the biopic of Los Angeles rap group N.W.A. had a budget of $29 million.

It opened to a total of $56.1million on its first weekend, and led the box office for three consecutive weeks after its opening.

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The film tells the story of how some young men transformed the music and pop culture the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood.

The record breaking biopic features O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E.

Watch interview below;

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