January 23, 2016, 21:37 | United States | Hollywood | Oscar | Racism
The boycott of the prestigious film award “Oscar” from the black similar to racism against whites. This was stated by journalists known British actress Charlotte Rampling, nominated this year for major film awards in the category “Best Actress».
“I can not say for sure, but perhaps none of the black actors simply do not deserve to enter the list of contenders for the” Oscar “ceremony … Boycott – is racism directed against whites,” – said 69-year-old Rampling, who played the title role in the drama “45,” directed by Andrew Hay. In the struggle for the “Oscar” s competition will make Brie Larson, Carol Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence and Joey Brooklyn Saoirse Ronan, reports The Guardian.
“Why classify people? … There will always be someone who will say: “He is too beautiful”, “it is too black”, “he’s too white.” Invariably, there is a reason to say: “You’re too …” Where will this lead? By creating thousands of small minorities everywhere? “- The actress said, commenting on the proposal to set quotas for minorities among the nominees for the” Oscar ».
Charlotte Rampling began her career in the 60s of the last century as a model. In 1966, she played her first major role in the comedy “Georgy Girl” with Lynn Redgrave. This picture Rampling made popular in the UK and has provided new job offers. She starred in films such renowned directors as Luchino Visconti (“Twilight of the Gods”), Liliana Cavani (“The Night Porter”), Woody Allen (“Memories of ‘Stardust’ ‘), Francois Ozon (” Under the Sand “,” Pool”). The actress is a Knight of the Order of the British Empire, winner of numerous international and national awards.
Earlier it was reported that within five years the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and reformed. As a result, among kinoakademikov will be more representatives of ethnic minorities, women and young people.
The transformations in the academy have been caused by the statements of some actors and public figures about racism in the selection of nominees for the “Oscar”. So, the actress Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s wife, called for a boycott of film awards. And social networks again walks hashtag #OscarsSoWhite («Oscars so white»).
In 2015, bloggers have also accused the organizers of the film award “Oscar” of racism, as well as among the nominees submitted for the prestigious award, too, are not It was not a single African-American representative. This year it is expected that the number of nominees will be increased against the background of the scandal.
Another 88th award ceremony “Oscar” will be held on 28 February 2016 and will be broadcast on ABC in 225 countries around the world. Black comedian Chris Rock will lead celebrations for the second time.