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BAFTA Nominations Observe lack Of Diversity In Acting Categories, Sparks Backlash

Bafta Nominations were recently revealed and fans noticed an ongoing pattern with the event. Fans called out the show and expressed their grief on Twitter.

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After the huge controversy that surrounded the Oscars with the hashtag that read ‘#OscarsSoWhite’. The entire debate sparked when the 2015 BAFTA voters failed to include a single non-white actor on their list of nominees. The trend sparked again in 2017 when the leading actors were all white and the list did not include a single actor of colour.

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BAFTA nominations observe lack of diversity in acting categories, sparks backlash

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Soon after, in 2018, a report was published by a daily that ninety-four per cent of the nominees for BAFTA were all white. Now in 2020, the same argument has sparked Twitter once again and fans of films have got it to trend all over social media.

The names of BAFTA nominees got unveiled on Tuesday and among them were the nominations for leading actor and supporting cast.

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It was observed that approximately twenty names from the list were all white. Fans argued as they failed to mention, Harriet's Cynthia Erivo, Hustlers' Jennifer Lopez, Dolemite is My Name's Eddie Murphy or The Farewell's Awkwafina, who all had Golden Globe nominations.

The Rising Star category which were selected by a jury rather than members, seen some diversity, with local boy Micheal Ward (Blue Story) plus Awakafina and Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Waves) nominated for the emerging talent honour. Here are some of the tweets from fans.

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