Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o has added her voice to the chorus of Oscar critics.
Since the Kenyan actress won the Best Supporting Actress trophy for her role in 12 Years A Slave in 2014, the Academy has failed to nominate any actors of color.
While some like Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett-Smith have called for a boycott of this year’s ceremony, others like David Oyelowo, and now Nyong’o, are pressing Hollywood to do more to improve opportunities for actors and filmmakers of color.
Tuesday, Nyong’o took to Instagram to express her disappointment in this year’s lack of inclusion.
While Nyong’o’s not the only actor to criticize Hollywood, she is working to change things. Back in 2014 she acquired the rights to produce a film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Americanah, and later this year she’ll star in Disney’s Queen of Katwe.
We can’t wait.