Oscar winner, Lupita Nyong’o has joined her fellow Hollywood actors in slaming the organisers of the Oscars for snubbing black actors in this year’s edition.
Lupita Nyong’o, has Joined her colleagues in slamming the Oscars award organizers for snubbing black actors.
Lupita who herself has won an Oscar took to social media to pen a short message.
The message reads:
I’m disappointed by the lack of inclusion in this year’s Academy Awards nominations. It has me thinking about unconscious prejudice and what merits prestige in our culture. The Awards should not dictate the terms of art in our modern society, but rather be a diverse reflection of the best of what our art has to offer today.
I stand with my peers who are calling for change in expanding the stories that are told and recognition of people who tell them.
A lot of Hollywood heavyweights have also joined the boycott which has made the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, to release a statement, asking that the Academy makes quick changes.