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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Lupita Nyong'o criticizes Academy Award voters for 'unconscious prejudice' as the Oscar-winning actress becomes latest star to comment on the group's diversity issues

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Speaking out: Lupita Nyong'o criticized the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominees (above with fellow Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett and Jared Leto in 2014)
Speaking out: Lupita Nyong'o criticized the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominees (above with fellow Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett and Jared Leto in 2014)
Thoughts: 'It has me thinking about unconscious prejudice and what merits prestige in our culture,' Nyong'o said of the absence of non-white acting nominees
Thoughts: 'It has me thinking about unconscious prejudice and what merits prestige in our culture,' Nyong'o said of the absence of non-white acting nominees
  • Lupita Nyong'o criticized the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominees 
  • 'It has me thinking about unconscious prejudice and what merits prestige in our culture,' Nyong'o said of the absence of non-white acting nominees 
  • Nyong'o did not say she would be boycotting the awards like fellow actress Jada Pinkett Smith and fellow Oscar recipient Spike Lee 
  • Nyong'o also quoted author James Baldwin, writing; 'Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced'
  • The actress won an Oscar in 2014 for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave 

Lupita Nyong'o is the latest star to address the complete lack of diversity among this year's acting nominees for the Academy Award
The actress, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2014 for her performance in 12 Years a Slave, wrote on Instagram; 'I am disappointed buy the lack on inclusion in this year's Academy Award nominations.
'It has me thinking about unconscious prejudice and what merits prestige in our culture.'
Nyong'o did not however say she would be boycotting the awards like fellow actress Jada Pinkett Smith and fellow Oscar recipient Spike Lee, but did write; 'I stand with my peers who are calling for change in expanding the stories that are told and the recognition of the people who tell them.'

Daily Mail

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