George Clooney criticises #OscarSoWhite wrangle

Washington D.C, Jan. 20 (ANI): Weighing in on the whole Oscar diversity controversy, a two-time Oscar winner and six-time nominee George Clooney expressed his view on the issue and argued it to get regressed in Hollywood, particularly within the last decade.

In a recent interview, this 54-year-old Oscar winner, said that 10 years back, the Academy was doing a better job highlighting the fact that Afro-Americans were nominated, reports E! Online.

Further talking on the recent backlash toward the Academy for the second time all-white nominees in the main acting categories, the ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ star pointed out that around 2004, there were black nominees like Don Cheadle and Morgan Freeman; but suddenly things “are moving in the wrong direction”.

Clooney even agreed to the fact that Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Creed’, Will Smith’s ‘Concussion’, Idris Elba’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’ and O’Shea Jackson Jr.’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ were quite eligible for nomination this year. (ANI)

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