British actors such as Carey Mulligan, Himesh Patel and Gemma Arterton have all contributed towards ‘Alternative BAFTAs’ – a list of nominees honoring talent overlooked by this year’s British film awards.
The BAFTAs came under immense fire this year for shutting out actors of color and female directors, so much so that even the British Academy Chief Executive Amanda Berry had to issue a public statement saying how the executive branch was disappointed in the nominations. Soon after the hashtag #BaftasSoWhite began trending.
Now, Time’s Up U.K. have rolled out a social media campaign today to celebrate those who they feel should have been nominated, with directors such as Greta Gerwig, Lorene Scafaria, Jennifer Kent and Olivia Wilde and actresses like Lupita Nyong’o, Cynthia Erivo, Awkwafina and Daniel Kaluuya among others making the list.
The aim of the campaign is to raise the profile of those whose endeavours and performances have not made it to the nominations. UK chair Dame Heather Rabbatts says: “This ‘invisibility’ is even more shocking given the choices which were available and the strength of films and performances where black talent was apparent this year.”
The British Academy Film Awards will take place this Sunday, February 2nd at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Source: Screen Daily