Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Oscars President Responds to All-White Nominations Controversy After Calls To Boycott Ceremony

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Oscars President Responds to All-White Nominations Controversy After Calls To Boycott Ceremony

The Oscars president Cheryl Boone Isaacs is "heartbroken and frustrated" by the all-white nominations list for this year's acting awards.



The head of the Academy has spoken out following the controversy with Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith amongst those boycotting next months' ceremony in protest and insisted the organisation will review its "membership recruitment".



She wrote in a statement:
"I’d like to acknowledge the wonderful work of this year’s nominees. While we celebrate their extraordinary achievements, I am both heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion. This is a difficult but important conversation, and it’s time for big changes. The Academy is taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership....

"In the coming days and weeks we will conduct a review of our membership recruitment in order to bring about much-needed diversity in our 2016 class and beyond.”

"As many of you know, we have implemented changes to diversify our membership in the last four years," she continued, admitting change couldn't come fast enough. "We recognize the very real concerns of our community, and I so appreciate all of you who have reached out to me in our effort to move forward together.”

mirror.co.uk report.



Hmmm.very mature response...I like it and i am sure something will be done to effect change.


53 comments:

OliviaSilk said...

Oriegwu!

Heartbroken indeed? Who wrote that speech? Your secretary, ?

Stella review? Lol. You don't know America.

Misy queend said...

Better, diversity is acknowledged

GALORE said...

That's their business


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I hate the season film "Pretty little lairs"
Wasted all my time watching season one to six

Very dry something

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OK. I don rant finish

@Galore

Default Smile said...

Ok

97th comment 2016

Default Smile said...

Gd nyt Stella. ..tomorrow is work

98th comment 2016

Jasmine said...

Ok

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Prince Nwachukwu said...

Hmmmmm...

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nzube izuu said...

Good response. Let the change begin!

Tayan Taylor said...

She look like a black woman

MzAnon said...

Abegy!!! What's she on about? Stella you can like some kain nonsense, it's not today people have been complaining about the Oscars. Do you know how long it's been going on? If I count all the colored actors that have won they are not up to my fingers and toes. If they are angry they shouldn't go!

Sassy 'Meruche' Fire said...

I honestly don't see why the African Americans are making noise about it though.Not heard any white American complain about BET award being an all black award.

abisoye ologbenla said...

Noted

natt nathaniel said...

End time eri okan defense.
Shior kelebe tueee!

Eka Joy said...

Ki ta ka chi fa fo. Mtsheeeeeew

SIGNED MIMI FROM MIAMI said...

Yet d headies with their big head cudnt give dis kind of matured response

TAC said...

I hate pretty little liars too for the mumu suspense from season 1 to 6 and A turned out to be Cee Cee.....I was hoping A would be either Ezra or Caleb.

Anonymous said...

Its cos of d oscars dats y dey came up wit d BET award. D latin americans also have their own as well.

Gbogbo Bigz Girlz. (GBG) said...

BET is black entertainment tv.

Chikito The Professional Runs Girl said...

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Chikito The Professional Runs Girl said...

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Chikito The Professional Runs Girl said...

And to think she's black. She no see the list before? Rabbesh! Well-drafted speech though

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Anonymous said...

Ode..BET means Black Entertainment..so y should white win awards? Besides their award ceremony stemmed from the continuous overlooking their black artist...

I totally support a boycott whether they have a
Olivia's or not...they knew what they were doing ...even when they give d black actors or actresses the awRd ta for a silly movie...remember Halle Berry and monsters ball? As in.... And when they wanted to give my be.oved Denzel it was for training day which I personally do not think it was his best movie his far...when Hurricane was there...

We are in trouble o..black people..we need to support each other..

Iphie dearie said...

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You also need the serum too.

Iphie dearie said...

That series is just all about the hair,makeup and cloths...nothing more!!!!

If I wanted to see fashion+drama sef...il go and see "Gossip Girl" all over again!

Iphie dearie said...

This is why I wrote that Snoop Lion should not disgrace himself by smoking "upandan" and saying fuckuu fuckuu...With replies like this,you look utterly out of place. When they call you thug,Nigga now..you pull the race card. Issokay.

Iphie dearie said...

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Lilly simple said...

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Anonymous said...

Really? Naaaaaa, it's just the complexion of your eye, mkpi.

Anonymous said...

Help me ask Stella o? What is 'mature' about this response? Na because she jam your brain with grammar wey your Nigerian actors no fit speak?

if notable celebrities hadn't complained would she have said anything? And every year must you discuss problems? At what point do you intend to discuss the solutions? Abeg leave trash for whoever picks trash in the US.

Anonymous said...

And that statement is from a graduate. You can understand why education in Nigeria is like kalu kalu.

That is how one bv, Olivia silk, was asking why Empire wasn't getting an Oscar Buahahahahahahaaaaaaa

One trillion said...

End time change

Asanwa Ndigbo said...

Too bad, tot dis only happens in Nigeria

julius silver said...

so they only have white membership or what?

The General's Wife said...

U'r welcome Lady Sullivan B!Howdy?

ukbliss said...

Welcome and be good

Anonymous said...

Emily was gay na
And she had gay lovers

Stopped at season 3
It wasn't making any sense anymore

Anonymous said...

I don't believe you typed this
Bet awards and Oscar awards are not the same
Oscar, golden globes and the likes are the same
Bet is an all black entertainment TV so you don't expect white winners

But Oscar is for all top movies produced and acted that year..

Some of you are plainly daft

Roseline Dakok said...

N she is even black

Überhauté Looks-08151914305-Makeover/Training/Product Sales said...

Diplomatic response that means nothing...just there... hopefully their will be a meaningful change buy until then, I don't believe them

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Genny le boo said...

Abegi... As if she its really from her heart. Tah go n sit down

frances o said...

Lol its annoying yet you can't bring yourself to stop lol
I don't watch it with expectations anymore lol I just enjoy the fashion n pretty people...
And btw continuation has started,
New suspense n new killer on d loose, they ve released CeeCee was release after 5 years in psychiatric hospital n was murder same night of release so buckle up... Another drama just started.
Hoping they bring a worthy love interest for Em

Anonymous said...

Until TheWord is fulfilled...

Anonymous said...

* God deep sigh* the level of stupidity here is unbelievable. Some of you are just carrying bags of air over your neck.

50 Shades of Awesomeness said...


Eyyah

Chidinma Grace said...

Same old story

anonymous? lol said...

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Cakes by Tinex said...

She's black anon. Say what you know.

Ayomide Adenike said...

ok oo

Anonymous said...

Same here! Got fed up with it!
After season 4!