Is everybody getting a fair shot, Barack Obama asks about Oscars

Los Angeles: US President Barack Obama has joined the outrage over two straight years of all-white acting nominees for the Academy Awards. He says the Oscar debate is an expression of a broader issue.

“Are we making sure that everybody is getting a fair shot?” Obama posed to media persons here on Wednesday, reports

Obama says the film industry should do what others should do as well: “Look for talent and provide opportunity to everybody.”

The 88th Academy Awards will take place on February 28 here. Some are calling for boycotts because no acting nominees were black.