There is a real imbalance in Hollywood: Lupita Nyong’o

Los Angeles, March 13 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o says there is “real imbalance” in Hollywood when it comes to creation of stories, adding that there is scope to diversify.

The “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star shared her views in an interview to InStyle magazine, reports

She said: “There is a real imbalance, from the very creation of the stories and who’s telling them, how and why. Change has to happen with the writers, the studio, the marketers, the directors.

“That’s got to be diversified because there is a hunger for the expansion of the role of people of colour in the center of narratives.”

The 33-year-old star had previously expressed her “disappointment” over the lack of diversity at the 88th Academy Awards. Amid the diversity row over lack of racial diversity in the nominations, the Oscars ceremony was held here last month.

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  1. Walter JB
    March 14, 2016 at 6:29 am Reply

    Oscar nominations should never ever consider race or colour, but merit alone. Nominations based upon diversification is a subtle way of saying certain nominees were ONLY nominated because of the colour of their skin. This bleeding heart, liberal, politically correct thinking isone of the worst forms of prejudice. Not much different than saying: “I’m sorry you’re Black! Poor Black person!” People should be nominated & awarded solely on the basis of talent & achievement. On this basis one year all academy awards may go only to black people. And if so, then everyone should cheer & not complain that there should have been more whites, espanics, asians or whatever other ethnic types nominated. If their talent got them there, that’s all it should have been.

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