Awards given only to women/minorities…

Via Reuters:

LONDON, Jan 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British film stars including Carey Mulligan and Gemma Arterton have come up with alternative nominees for the BAFTA Film Awards after criticism that this year’s list is not diverse enough.

Top industry figures nominated their winners in a campaign organised by Time’s Up UK, the group set up to fight sexual harassment, to highlight movies and performances overlooked by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

“The awards season is upon us and while there are some great films and outstanding performances nominated, there have been glaring omissions,” said Time’s Up UK Chairwoman Heather Rabbatts in a statement.

“This invisibility is even more shocking given the choices which were available and the strength of films and performances where black talent was apparent this year.”

British director Susanna White said it was “disappointing to see so many amazing films by women and people of colour overlooked”, citing Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women”, Mati Diop’s “Atlantique” and Chiwetel Ejiofor’s “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”.

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