Personally I don't think its racism. I don't think people are chosen or lack of being chosen is due to the colour of their skin. Movies today are sold on the actor or actress that brings in the audience, and anyway racism is where a person is prejudiced against a person due to their belief, not colour of skin. These "actors" that are complaining should remember that across generations people have suffered terribly due to beliefs and skin colour of all, and a lot worse than not getting nominated for an award. In the past the content of some film and TV would cause an outrage if shown now, but like this awesome message that shows at the start of my kids tom and jerry DVD the people that make this stuff do accept it was wrong and surely this is an example of "racism" being left behind in the past.