On Tuesday, a new poll showed that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had voted to deny the Academy’s first black nominee, actress Emilia Clarke.
This comes just days after the Academy nominated Lupita Nyong’o, who is the first Asian American woman to win an Academy Award.
“I don’t know if I will win a Best Supporting Actress award for The Imitation Game, I’m just going to be a woman and fight for the same things that I have always fought for, which is equality,” Clarke said.
But for some reason, a group of white women who are nominated by the Academy and are overwhelmingly white, have voted to reject her.
In the poll, only 11 percent of the white women nominated said they would vote for Clarke.
Another 14 percent said they wouldn’t vote for her.
Other white women said they did not want to vote for the nominee.
So what does it all mean?
For the past few years, the Academy has been trying to make sure the Oscars are open to people of color.
For instance, this year’s ceremony is going to feature three different nominations for people of Color: the Best Actor Oscar, the Best Supporting Actor Oscar and the Best Original Screenplay Oscar.
But because the nominees were nominated by white women, only white men were going to win.
In order to be eligible for the Oscars, a person of color has to be of color, so they need to have at least one person of Color in their household, which means that white men have to be able to be in their home and not have a white female relative.
The fact that Clarke is not a white woman has been an ongoing issue, as the Oscar nominations have been heavily skewed toward white people.
The Academy said it was looking into the situation and that it would consider adding a black or mixed-race person as a nominee if it felt the nominations were “unrepresentative” of the entire population of white people, as they claim.
So far, Clarke has been denied two nominations.
The Oscars are supposed to be the biggest awards show in Hollywood, but that’s not happening these days.
“It’s not fair that Emilia’s been denied an Oscar because of who she is,” said Jada Pinkett Smith, a spokesperson for Emilia, in an interview with The Washington Post.
“The Oscars are for people, not celebrities.
The NAACP and other civil rights groups are fighting for Emelia’s right to the Oscars. “
We’re not just going for diversity,” Smith added.
The NAACP and other civil rights groups are fighting for Emelia’s right to the Oscars.
“Emilia Clarke has done extraordinary work in Hollywood and in the world.
But in order to have the right to make an Oscar, she needs to be afforded the same opportunities as everyone else,” Noreen Teague, the NAACP’s executive director, told the Post.
She added, “It is important that Emilee has an opportunity to be recognized for her incredible talent.”
The NAACP is calling on the Academy to reconsider its decision to deny Emilia the award.
“At the very least, Emilia needs to receive equal treatment from the Academy,” NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said in a statement.
“If Emilia can’t be an Academy award nominee because she is black, then the entire Academy is missing out on Emilia.”
In her interview with the Washington Post, Emelia said she is grateful for the support she has received from the academy and that she is proud to be part of a diverse and inclusive community.
“That’s the only thing I’m truly grateful for.
Because when I first started out, I had to put myself out there, and I didn’t know who I was,” Emilia said.
“Now, I know.
It was like being invisible.”
But the white people who voted to ignore Emilia didn’t just show their disdain for her, they also showed their disdain at the very idea of being equal to anyone.
“You know, there’s a lot to be said for being black and being from the South,” Emili said.
In an interview on Tuesday, Emili also expressed her concerns that her black friends in the industry would be “embarrassed” to be seen in front of her, which could be a sign that they would not want her there.
“People say, ‘I know I don’t have a lot in common with you,’ ” Emilia told the Washington Examiner.
“And that’s like, well, I do, and it’s okay.
But I feel like that doesn’t mean I can’t stand behind you.”
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