By their very nature the Oscars are unfair.
They're unfair because you can't tabulate the score of a work of art and analytically declare a winner -- or even a top five or top ten. By his very nature, Oscar is subjective.
The Oscars are unfair because somebody's nominated and somebody's not.
They're unfair because some movies are nominated and some are not.
The latest flap over not enough African-American actors being nominated is just the newest round in a long line of grievances against the Oscars. Somebody always celebrates and many more get left out. They lose.
But again, we must remember that the system and the process are inherently prone to leave some people and some movies out of the nominated and/or winners' circle. That's just the way it is. And sometimes it happens again and again and again.
If you don't believe us, consider these actors and directors who never won an Oscar for a performance or for directing:
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Cecil B. DeMille
William H. Macy
Well, that's more than 50 Big Names.
Is that enough to convince you that the Oscars are unfair?
And, by the way: Life is unfair as well! Get used to it.