Los Oscar cambiarán, tras amenaza de boicot

Por: Redacción CENTRAL 19 enero 2016 • 1 minutos de lectura

Spike Lee y su esposa tampoco asistirán a la entrega de los premios de la Academia de Ciencias y Artes Cinematográficas.


Spike Lee y Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Spike Lee/ Cheryl Boone Isaacs
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Después de que Jada Pinkett Smith llamara la atención de la Academia de Ciencias y Artes Cinematográficas por la falta de nominados de color en las principales categorías de la entrega de los Oscar, Spike Lee la apoyó y al parecer sí lograrán algo.

“¿Cómo es posible que por segundo año consecutivo los 20 participantes en las categorías de actores sean blancos?”, llamó la atención el actor en un post de Instagram, en el que también aclaró que ni él ni su esposa Tonya Lewis Lee asistirán a la entrega de premios.

#OscarsSoWhite... Again. I Would Like To Thank President Cheryl Boone Isaacs And The Board Of Governors Of The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences For Awarding Me an Honorary Oscar This Past November. I Am Most Appreciative. However My Wife, Mrs. Tonya Lewis Lee And I Will Not Be Attending The Oscar Ceremony This Coming February. We Cannot Support It And Mean No Disrespect To My Friends, Host Chris Rock and Producer Reggie Hudlin, President Isaacs And The Academy. But, How Is It Possible For The 2nd Consecutive Year All 20 Contenders Under The Actor Category Are White? And Let’s Not Even Get Into The Other Branches. 40 White Actors In 2 Years And No Flava At All. We Can’t Act?! WTF!! It’s No Coincidence I’m Writing This As We Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday. Dr. King Said “There Comes A Time When One Must Take A Position That Is Neither Safe, Nor Politic, Nor Popular But He Must Take It Because Conscience Tells Him It’s Right”. For Too Many Years When The Oscars Nominations Are Revealed, My Office Phone Rings Off The Hook With The Media Asking Me My Opinion About The Lack Of African-Americans And This Year Was No Different. For Once, (Maybe) I Would Like The Media To Ask All The White Nominees And Studio Heads How They Feel About Another All White Ballot. If Someone Has Addressed This And I Missed It Then I Stand Mistaken. As I See It, The Academy Awards Is Not Where The “Real” Battle Is. It’s In The Executive Office Of The Hollywood Studios And TV And Cable Networks. This Is Where The Gate Keepers Decide What Gets Made And What Gets Jettisoned To “Turnaround” Or Scrap Heap. This Is What’s Important. The Gate Keepers. Those With “The Green Light” Vote. As The Great Actor Leslie Odom Jr. Sings And Dances In The Game Changing Broadway Musical HAMILTON, “I WANNA BE IN THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENS”. People, The Truth Is We Ain’t In Those Rooms And Until Minorities Are, The Oscar Nominees Will Remain Lilly White. (Cont’d) Una foto publicada por Spike Lee (@officialspikelee) el 18 de Ene de 2016 a la(s) 5:03 PST

Afortunadamente, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, presidenta de la Academia (en donde la mayoría son blancos), reconoció la falta de inclusión y prometió tomar medidas drásticas para próximas entregas. Esta situación ha provocado los hashtags #OscarsSoWhite (2015) y #OscarsStillSoWhite (2016).