Aubrey Plaza drags the Oscars for lack of Latino nominees
The actress spoke out while accepting an award of her own
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Aubrey Plaza has criticised the Academy Awards in a recent speech. The actress was accepting an award at the National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Awards when she spoke on the lack of diversity at the Oscars. The actress received an award for her performance in ‘Ingrid Goes ‘West’.
“I’m going to accept the leading best actress award on behalf of the Oscars ceremony,” Plaza said, as reported by NME. “I heard a fun fact tonight that I never knew before, which is that no Latina actress has ever won best actress at the Oscars”. Plaza rounded up her speech by saying “I’m going to accept that tonight to manifest that energy”. The actress is right, there were no Latino actors nominated at this year’s Oscars ceremony.
However, the Academy has recognised some Latino-background talent this year. Mexican director Guillermo del Toro took home the award for Best Director. His film ‘The Shape of Water’ was the most-nominated film of the night, appearing in 13 categories. Disney Pixar’s ‘Coco’ was nominated for two awards. The film features a predominantly Latino cast and is centred around Mexican culture.
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