Viola Davis & Allison Janney React to Lack of Diversity in 2020 Oscar Nominations

Published on Jan 15, 2020

Viola Davis & Allison Janney React to Lack of Diversity in 2020 Oscar Nominations

Monday morning’s Oscar nominations rebooted the #OscarsSoWhite conversation, reigniting discussion about representation after women were shut out of the directing category and only one person of color — Cynthia Erivo — was nominated in the acting categories.

At the premiere of Amazon Original’s “Troop Zero” at The Grove in Los Angeles on Monday evening, the film’s stars, Oscar winners Viola Davis and Allison Janney, shared their take.

“I think that there’s a lot of very important things that are happening in the world other than Oscar nominations. A lot of deeper things that’s happening in the world,” Davis, who attended the premiere with her daughter, Genesis Tennon, told Variety.

“When I entered this business, I did not enter it with awards in mind,” Davis, who won the Academy Award for best supporting actress in 2017, continued. “I entered it to be a storyteller and to be an artist,

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Author: Brandi Fowler