The ‘Straight Outta Compton’ cast on the red carpet (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage) The cast of Straight Outta Compton finally got thei...
‘Straight Outta Compton’ Cast Knocks Academy for Oscars Snub at MTV Movie Awards
The cast of Straight Outta Compton finally got their moment.
After being famously snubbed at the “all-white” Oscars, Straight Outta Compton won for best true story at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards this weekend. (The show was taped on Saturday night and aired on Sunday night.)
The ensemble film, which was only nominated for best original screenplay at the Oscars this year, was nominated for three awards at the Sunday night MTV show — true story, breakthrough performance for O’Shea Jackson Jr. and movie of the year.
Jackson was joined by his Compton co-stars Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Aldis Hodge and Neil Brown Jr., plus original N.W.A. member DJ Yella, on stage to accept the first award. DJ Yella gave a shoutout to all of N.W.A., including the late Eazy-E who was portrayed by Mitchell in the film.
“I would just like to take a moment to thank the Academy — I mean MTV,” Mitchell said at the award show, held on the Warner Bros. backlot, and then one of his co-stars interrupted him in a clearly-planned skit that was meant to call out the Academy for their lack of recognizing Straight Outta Compton.