In the days after the Oscars, the casting directors of the 2018 and 2020 Golden Globes went to work.
The Academy has long been a bastion of diversity and inclusion.
And it has never hesitated to take action against any actors who have made light of their race, ethnicity or gender.
In 2017, the Academy awarded the Golden Globe and Peabody Award to Scarlett Johansson for her role in The Grand Budapest Hotel.
But it’s been a rocky time for the academy, with its reputation as an inclusive place facing criticism.
The latest scandal comes amid a backlash against actors and actresses of colour who use their roles to advance the “white-washing” of Hollywood.
“I don’t want to say they’re all the same, but it’s really hard to be a woman of colour in Hollywood if you’re not a woman,” said Jana White, an actor of colour.
But it seems like the Academy is starting to realize that there are many of us who don’t feel that way. “
There’s a lot of people of colour that are really happy to use their blackness and their brownness to try and advance their career.”
But it seems like the Academy is starting to realize that there are many of us who don’t feel that way.
“We’re all in the same boat and we’re all going to have to get our way,” said White.
“That’s the problem with this whole conversation.
We don’t understand that we’re not all the way there.”
It’s a sentiment echoed by actress and actress-activist Lupita Nyong’o. “When people like us don’t have the voice that they want, it hurts,” Nyong-Omo said.
“But when we do have the voices that they don’t need, it’s a good thing.”