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1月18日のマーティン・ルーサー・キング Jr.デーに、スパイク・リーが昨年に続いてアカデミー賞ボイコットを宣言しました。理由は、演技関係のノミネーション(20人)が、2年連続で全て白人だったから。

 

#OscarsSoWhite... Again. I Would Like To Thank President Cheryl Boone Isaacs And The Board Of Governors Of The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences For Awarding Me an Honorary Oscar This Past November. I Am Most Appreciative. However My Wife, Mrs. Tonya Lewis Lee And I Will Not Be Attending The Oscar Ceremony This Coming February. We Cannot Support It And Mean No Disrespect To My Friends, Host Chris Rock and Producer Reggie Hudlin, President Isaacs And The Academy. But, How Is It Possible For The 2nd Consecutive Year All 20 Contenders Under The Actor Category Are White? And Let's Not Even Get Into The Other Branches. 40 White Actors In 2 Years And No Flava At All. We Can't Act?! WTF!! It's No Coincidence I'm Writing This As We Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday. Dr. King Said "There Comes A Time When One Must Take A Position That Is Neither Safe, Nor Politic, Nor Popular But He Must Take It Because Conscience Tells Him It's Right". For Too Many Years When The Oscars Nominations Are Revealed, My Office Phone Rings Off The Hook With The Media Asking Me My Opinion About The Lack Of African-Americans And This Year Was No Different. For Once, (Maybe) I Would Like The Media To Ask All The White Nominees And Studio Heads How They Feel About Another All White Ballot. If Someone Has Addressed This And I Missed It Then I Stand Mistaken. As I See It, The Academy Awards Is Not Where The "Real" Battle Is. It's In The Executive Office Of The Hollywood Studios And TV And Cable Networks. This Is Where The Gate Keepers Decide What Gets Made And What Gets Jettisoned To "Turnaround" Or Scrap Heap. This Is What's Important. The Gate Keepers. Those With "The Green Light" Vote. As The Great Actor Leslie Odom Jr. Sings And Dances In The Game Changing Broadway Musical HAMILTON, "I WANNA BE IN THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENS". People, The Truth Is We Ain't In Those Rooms And Until Minorities Are, The Oscar Nominees Will Remain Lilly White. (Cont'd)

Spike Leeさん(@officialspikelee)が投稿した写真 -

 スパイク・リー以外にも、ウィル・スミスの嫁で女優のジェイダ・ピンケット・スミスや元NBAマジック・ジョンソンが、強く失望を表明しています。

これって一部の意見なのかなと思ったら、アカデミー賞が、いかに多様性のないアワードであるかを表すインフォグラフィクスが公開されています。

オスカーの主要部門において、アジアン、ヒスパニック、アフリカンアメリカンがいかに少ないかを示しています。
だからといって、来年からいきなり、ヒスパニックやアフリカンアメリカンのノミネーションが増えたら、これはこれでフェアかどうか微妙な感じになる。スポーツにおける採点競技なんかでも、いつも問題になるけど、人間からバイアスを完全に取り去ることは難しいのかも知れない。そうなったら人工知能の出番なのかな...などと思った次第です。

 (via VARIETY , FAST COMPANY)