Ava Duvernay, whom many feel was snubbed for a Best Director nomination at this year’s Academy Awards, said that she would like to stop discussing the lack of diversity of this year’s Oscars.
The director of “Selma,” which received a Best Picture nod, told The New York Daily News at the 52nd annual ICG Publicists Awards in Los Angeles on Friday she feels that the frenzy about the whiteness of the Oscars has been a “distraction” from the movie itself.
Duvernay then reframed the discussion — in a very gracious way.
“With all due respect, all of these issues around race, gender and class are a distraction right now to the beauty of a film about freedom fighters who fought for justice and indignity; the rest of it is kind of media-created hype.
I am not interested in talking about it anymore, but I…
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