Fans are outraged by the outcome of the prize of the British Academy of film and television art (BAFTA). In social networks actively discussing the fact that all the actors nominated for the award were white, and in two key nominations was not one female Director.
the Leader on number of nominations was the film Todd Phillips ‘the Joker’ with Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role. The Phoenix will compete for the title of best actor, and Phillips for the title of best Director, writes the Independent.
the Best film will choose from the following list: “1917” Sam Mendes, “Irish” Martin Scorsese, “Once upon a time in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino and “Parasites” mon Zhong Ho. The authors of these paintings are also nominated for best Director.
as for best actors, here in the list of nominees have appeared, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce and Taron Edgerton. For the title of best actress expect Scarlett Johansson, Charlize Theron, Renee Zellweger, Jesse Buckley, and saoirse Ronan.
After the announcement of the nominees on Twitter appeared and quickly spread the hashtag #BaftasSoWhite (“So white BAFTA”). Users note the absence among the nominees are artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Lupita nyongo, Antonio Banderas and Eddie Murphy. While Scarlett Johansson and Margot Robbie have been nominated twice.
Actress Rachel Parris wrote on Twitter: “I’m so disappointed that “Little women” (directed by Greta gervin – ed.) not nominated for “best film” or “best Director.” Everyone I know, this picture has much more than many films of recent years. This picture is about ordinary women, not shooting guns at the men, as 4 of the 5 nominees”.
I’m so disappointed that Little Women is not nominated for Best Film or Best Director at @BAFTA. Everyone I know who has seen it has loved it better than any film for years. It is a phenomenal film, about ordinary women, not about men shooting guns, like 4 of the 5 nominees.1/2
— Rachel Parris (@rachelparris) January 7, 2020
“Denzel Washington not nominated for BAFTA. Morgan Freeman too. It’s two greatest and most popular actor today. It cannot be denied that in this there was a racist scheme,” wrote another user of the social network.
Denzel Washington has never been nominated for a BAFTA award. Morgan Freeman too. They are two of the greatest and most acclaimed actors working today. Of course you can’t recognize every great performance by a POC but you can’t deny that there is a racist pattern #BAFTASSoWhite
— parasite and little women oscar manager (@notwilliamhmacy) January 7, 2020
a Representative of BAFTA Emma Bayer, commenting on the list of nominees, noted that the Academy also somewhat disappointed with the results.
“We would like to see more diversity in the nominations, but this is a problem throughout the film industry, she said The Hollywood Reporter. – I think we need to make more movies so people can see them. We definitely would like to see more diversity, but I also dont want to deprive all of the holiday.”
the ceremony of the BAFTA awards will be held February 2 at London’s albert Hall.
Earlier, the actress Natalie Portman has criticized the award “Golden globe” for the lack of women in the nomination “the best Director”. Here in the two most prestigious nominations won the war drama “1917”: its author, Sam Mendes received the coveted statuette for best Director, and the tape was recognized as best dramatic film. The painting “One day in Hollywood…,” Quentin Tarantino was awarded in the category “Best Comedy or musical”. Tarantino received the award in the nomination “Best screenplay”. Best foreign language film was the film “Parasites".