Trevor Noah Slams Oscars: ‘It’s Predictable’ the One Black Acting Nom Is Playing a Slave

Trevor Noah Slams Oscars: ‘It’s Predictable’ the One Black Acting Nom Is Playing a Slave
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is under fire this week following the announcement of the 2020 Oscar nominations, which feature only one acting nominee of color: “Harriet” star Cynthia Erivo for Best Actress. “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah took a moment during his January 13 show to criticize the Academy for not only shutting out actors of color but for choosing also that the one actor of color to be nominated would be one who played a slave. Erivo stars in “Harriet” as former slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

“I’m glad that at least one black woman was nominated for Best Actress,” Noah said. “Congratulations to Cynthia Erivo, that’s exciting. Although, it is kind of predictable that it was for playing a slave. And I’m not saying she didn’t deserve it, but just imagine if every white actor that was nominated got it for
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