Selma star David Oyelowo called today for radical reform of the Oscars after a second year of all white nominations at the awards ceremony. This follows on from Jada Pinkett Smith’s suggestion that ethnic minorities should boycott the ceremony marking an escalation of the crisis that now grips the ceremony.
“The Academy is an institution in which they all say radical and timely change cannot happen quickly. It better happen quickly. The law of this country can change in a matter of months. The Oscars is on February 28″. President Cheryl Boone Isaac’s vowed to tackle the crisis, but in this debate over representation actions speak louder than words, and time is running out.