It's officially awards show season, with Sunday's 77th Golden Globes kicking off the proceedings.
And while diversity isn't exactly on the top of the average film and television exec's agenda, it remains a significant talking point. Year on year, without fail, there are frequent references to the lack of inclusivity inherent in Hollywood.
In fact, in Ricky Gervais' opening monologue for this year's Golden Globes he, too, made a jibe at the issue, saying that the In Memoriam had been scrapped this year due to its lack of diversity.Take a look at Ricky Gervais' long-awaited opening monologue for the 2020 Golden Globes:
And while it may seem that Hollywood is a little behind the times in this regard, are film industries abroad much better? Across the pond, in fact, the Baftas, which are essentially the British Oscars', will be taking place next month on February 2nd.
However, we can now confirm, following the announcement of this year's nominations, that no non-white actors were have been nominated.Did you catch the awkward moment Jennifer Aniston watched her ex Brad Pitt give his Golden Globes speech:
Of the 18 stars up for best actor, best actress, best supporting actor and best supporting actress, not a single actor or actress of color has been included.
The nominees for best lead actor are Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood), Adam Driver (Marriage Story), Taron Egerton (Rocketman), Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) and Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes) will fight it out.
The nominees for best supporting actor are Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood), Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes), Brad Pitt (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) and Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, both for The Irishman.
The nominees for best lead actress are Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose), Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women), Charlize Theron (Bombshell) and Renee Zellwegger (Judy).
And last but not least, the nominees for best supporting actress are Jojo Rabbit, Florence Pugh is up for Little Women, Laura Dern is nominated for Marriage Story, and Margot Robbie is nominated twice, for Bombshell and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
Notably missing from the list of nominees is Awkwafina who became the first Asian person to win best actress at the Golden Globes for her role in The Farewell.
Jennifer Lopez also failed to receive a nod for her role in Hustlers, Cynthia Erivo for her role in Harriet and even Lupita Nyong’o for her acclaimed performance in Us.
Needless to say, Twitter had plenty to say about the snubs.
"The BAFTA acting nominations are that white, they nominated the same white woman twice," one person wrote.
"When Margot Robbie and Scarlett Johansson each get two noms, over names like Lupita Nyong'o, Jennifer Lopez, Awkwafina and Cynthia Erivo -- or talent in British films like Marianne Jean-Baptiste or BIFA winner Ruthxjiah Bellenea -- it makes BAFTA look almost stubbornly limited," added another.
While a third said: "Those BAFTA nominations are beyond a joke. It’s not funny to ignore the creative efforts of women and PoC artists. It’s not a hashtag. It’s another reminder that this industry does not welcome or want us and does not think we are good enough."