Very well said
The Black-Female-Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences-President, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, stated after the Oscar-nominee-announcements, “the all-white acting slate inspires me to accelerate the academy’s push to be more inclusive.” and “hopes the film industry as a whole will continue to strive for greater diversity.” (Does anyone else see the irony?)
Last year the poignant film “12 Years a Slave” swept the Oscars with the movie winning “Best Film of the Year”. The film, based on the book of the same name, was directed and produced by the very talented Steve McQeen (the Black gentlemen, not the deceased legendary actor). In addition Lupita Nyong’O won the award for “Best Supporting Actress” for her work in the film.
In fact if you examine the last 5 years of the Academy Awards, one would discover a list of “diverse” nominees and winners including the brilliant Denzil Washington, the lovely Octavia Spencer., the…
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