Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The head of the US Film Academy has supported the protest against the “White Oscar” – BBC Russian

President of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Cheryl Boone Isaacs said that it is extremely disappointed that the award “Oscar” this year once again nominated exclusively white actors. According to African American Isaacs, it reflects the situation of the Academy, which is in need of reform.

“In the coming weeks we will revise our personnel policy to inject a diversity in which we all need,” – said Isaacs in an interview with Reuters.

The list of nominees for the major US film award, published last week, has angered black actors. Many of them called for a boycott prize. In the American “Twitter” hashtag began to gain popularity #OscarSoWhite (“Oscar” – a white “).

This is the second year in a row, last year black actors were also absent from the list of nominees. But this year, boycott the first time supported by well-known artists. On Monday, the support of the boycott said director Spike Lee and wife of actor Will Smith Jada Pinkett Smith.

Opponents of the “White Oscar” indicate that, for example, the film “The Voice of the streets” about the history hip-hop group NWA did not get a nomination for best picture, and Will Smith did not get into the list of nominees for participation in the film “concussion”.

The list of nominees for the “Oscar” ceremony which will take place in Los Angeles in late February, was published last week. The largest number of nominations for the award to the film “Survivor” with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role.


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