Yes, the CEO of BAFTA is right to be “disappointed” by this year’s film nominations
Every actor nominated for this year’s BAFTA awards is white, and no women have been nominated for the best director category for the seventh year in a row. In a year of incredible talent hitting our screens, this is a huge disappointment, writes Leah Sinclair.
When awards season rolls around, it’s almost guaranteed that people of colour and women are going to be short changed. It’s an unfortunate reality that we have to acknowledge, but we must continue to push for change.
Since the viral #OscarsSoWhite campaign in 2016, which blasted the lack of diverse nominees, we’ve seen small strides made to increase representation in film. However, when it comes to awards season, this representation is rarely ever reflected – and not due to a lack of brilliant films and talent from non-white and female actors and directors.
Last year alone saw a variety of talent on screen, from women and those of an ethnic minority background. We saw Lupita Nyong’o in Us, Cynthia Erivo in Harriet, Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers, Rapman’s Blue Story, Greta Gerwig’s Little Women and Melina Matsoukas’ Queen & Slim.
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