Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Lupita Nyong'o "Disappointed" by Lack of Diversity at Oscars

Lupita Nyong'o is the latest celebrity to address the lack of diversity being represented at the 2016 Oscars. Echoing statements made by George Clooney, Idris Elba, Whoopi Goldberg, Spike Lee, David Oyelowo, Jada Pinkett Smith, the 12 Years a Slave star—who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2013—took to Instagram Tuesday to discuss this year's all-white nominees.
"I am 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," she wrote. "I stand with my peers who are calling for change in expanding the stories that are told and recognition of the people who tell them."

Nyong'o, 32, also shared a quote from novelist James Baldwin: "Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."

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