In a segment of 'The Daily Show', the South African comedian shares his views about the glaringly White and male nominations for this year's Oscars.
Following the release of the Oscar nominations recently, there's been widespread outrage with the glaring lack of diversity among this year's nominees.
Recently, South African comedian and host of the The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, gave his views on the matter. As always, he held nothing back.
In the short clip of the segment, Noah starts off with a recap of Issa Rae's announcement of the nominees for "Best Director". He then applauds the creator of Insecure for her ability to throw subtle shade when congratulating the all-male nominees.
Speaking about Greta Gerwig's snub with regards to her critically acclaimed film Little Women, Noah says, "It's really strange it was nominated for six awards including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, two acting nominations but then somehow Greta Gerwig wasn't nominated for Best Director." He also adds that, "How the hell did that happen? Two people were like, 'Yeah, what an amazing movie.' 'Yeah, did you know the movie directed itself?"
On the matter of race, he congratulates Cynthia Erivo for her nominations but adds that, "It is kind of predictable that it was for playing a slave." In years gone by, there has been a continued critique of the Academy nominating people of color who have starred in movies about slavery especially.
Erivo scored two Oscar nominations for her stellar lead role in the Harriet Tubman biopic Harriet as well as her original song for the film in "Stand Up". The British-Nigerian actress has also been openly critical of recent snubs of people of color in the industry at prominent awards shows.
Watch the short clip of Noah speaking about the matter below:
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