Stars criticized the lack of diversity among nominees in the 2020 Bafta awards since they accepted prizes in a series intended to celebrate British movies.
“I think we deliver a very clear message to those of color which you are not welcome here,” said Joaquin Phoenix, who received the award for Top Actor for his role in”Joker”.
“I believe we must do the tough work to genuinely comprehend systemic racism,” Phoenix said, adding: “I believe it is the responsibility of the folks who have generated and perpetuate and gain from a method of oppression are those which dismantle it, so that is us.”
All the 18 nominees for acting awards were whitened. The five nominees for director were men.
Prince William, who’s president of the British Academy of Film and Televisions Arts, stated that the academy would establish a review of this”whole awards procedure” to”ensure that opportunities are accessible to everybody.”
The hashtag #BAFTASSoWhite was trending in the united kingdom on Sunday.
Actress Rebel Wilson, who introduced the award for Director, stated that she did not believe she could do exactly what they do, “frankly I just don’t have the chunks”.
The subject of diversity is guaranteed to come up throughout the Oscars next week – at which from 19 behaving nominees, only one is a man of color.
‘1917’ wins large
The movie also won several technical awards such as cinematography, production design, sound and special visual effects.
The wins can bode well for the movie heading in the Oscars next week.
Renée Zellweger won the award for Best Actress for her portrayal of show business legend Judy Garland.