Monday, January 25, 2016

Oscars 2016: Charlotte Rampling says diversity row is 'racist to white people'

The Only Person Speaking Common Sense In Hollywood Today: Charlotte Rampling.
The British actress, nominated for the best actress award, says black actors may not have been good enough to make the list of Oscar nominees. Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling has claimed the current campaign to boycott the 2016 Academy Awards over claims of a diversity deficit is racist to white people. Rampling, 69, is up for the best actress prize for her role in the British drama 45 Years, from director Andrew Haigh, where she will compete against Room’s Brie Larson, Carol’s Cate Blanchett, Joy’s Jennifer Lawrence and Brooklyn’s Saoirse Ronan. Asked for her take on the current furore over all-white lists of nominees on French Radio network Europe 1 on Friday morning, the British actor did not mince her words. “It is racist to whites,” she said.

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