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Joker leads the Bafta film nominations with 11, but there is criticism that the acting nominees are all white.
Joker is followed by Martin Scorsese's The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood, which have 10 nominations each.
Scarlett Johansson and Margot Robbie are up for two acting awards each.
But no female directors were nominated for the seventh year in a row. Bafta boss Amanda Berry said she was "very disappointed" by the lack of diversity.
But there is no room for Little Women film-maker Greta Gerwig - or any other women - in the best director category.
Acting categories 'very white'
Told on BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the acting list "seems very white", Bafta CEO Berry replied: "I'm going to totally agree with you. That's how I felt when I first saw the list.
"This isn't being disrespectful to anybody who has been nominated because it's an incredibly strong list this year.
originally posted by: blueman12
White male altheletes and models were never historically opressed.
Yes.. black panther doesn't really deserve an award, but i don't get why white people refuse to acknowledge the large history or racism across media and other platforms like the legal system.
While the notion of white privilege can go too extreme, it still does not not discount how minorities were treated unfairly and how it may still effect them today.
originally posted by: Athetos
This is what it boils down to should Eddie Murphy in “Dolomite is my name” beat Joaquin Phoenix in “Joker”?
If I say I prefer Joaquin Phoenix am I racist?
originally posted by: ketsuko
You don't "acknowledge" racism by giving substandard works awards because the people in them are black!
WTF are you thinking?! That makes it worse, not better.
You are basically saying that they cannot achieve at the level of the white folks, so you're awarding them a "Thanks for Playing; We Feel Bad for You" prize. It doesn't "fix" anything.
And yes, we know they were oppressed in the past. No one denies it.
You fix things by treating them like everyone else.
No ... NO. I am not done. Let's take this ball into the sports court. What you're suggesting would be like saying NBA teams have to equalize with white men who cannot jump and then there need to be 2 goals, and one of them is about 6" shorter and that's the "white" goal for the white players, and they get recognized just like everyone else even though they shoot at a shorter hoop. Oh, and their free throw line can be several inches closer along with their 3-point arc.
And in football, instead of actually having to full-on tackle ... white folks can play flag ball in stead, but only the white folks can pull off the flag belt. But hey, any "tackle" they make is counted exactly like a full tackle, so a white guy can be leading tackler at the end of the year!
And in sprinting on the track, we can handicap the race so the white guys get their times equalized to make it fair ...
Because this is what you're suggesting as to how we end oppression for blacks in the arts.
originally posted by: 19Bones79
My wife works in a male dominated industry (cutting, grinding, abrasives) as a sales rep.
She was treated differently. Engineers and technicians would refuse to listen to her advice and end up spending more to correct their mistakes.
Last year she was the 2nd best rep in the entire country for her company, which is a famous German brand.
It took years to build up her relationships and then we moved to another city beginning of last year.
The reason for her success? She believes in herself.
While I was in the business of demining (landmine removal/disposal) there was an all female group of deminers working alongside an all male group.
The clearance success rate of the women was higher than the men, even though they were a bit slower.
The reason for this? Ego.
What I took from all this was that women should play to their strengths, and not adopt male behavior especially in male dominated environments and play to their natural strengths because that's how you stand out from the rest. www.abovetopsecret.com...
originally posted by: Flavian
Awards for things like movie and tv should be for the best actors / actresses, most popular films, etc? It shouldn't be about colour, race, sex, etc.
Much media outcry over, for example, the fact that Little Women didn't win anything. Have any of you seen it? Its pure rubbish, that's why it didn't win anything......