Trevor Noah Talks About Lack of Diversity at Oscars

Funny man Trevor Noah gets real

By  | May 20, 2020, 01:28 PM  | Trevor Noah  | Drama

In a segment of The Daily Show, funny man Trevor Noah shares his views about the glaringly Caucasian and male nominations for this year's Oscars.


Since the release of the Oscar nominations recently, there's been some widespread outrage and skepticism with the glaring lack of diversity among this year's nominees.

Recently, South African comedian and host of the The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, gave his views on the matter. As always, he held nothing back and gave us a touch of funny.

In the short clip of the segment, Noah starts off with a recap of actress and creator of HBO show, Insecure Issa Rae's announcement of the nominees for "Best Director". He then applauds her ability to throw subtle shade when congratulating the all-male nominees.

Director Greta Gerwig and her critically acclaimed film Little Women got her very little recognition. Noah was stated saying: 

It's really strange it was nominated for six awards including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, two acting nominations but then somehow Greta Gerwig wasn't nominated for Best Director.

He also adds that, "How the hell did that happen? Two people were like, 'Yeah, what an amazing movie.' 'Yeah, did you know the movie directed itself?"

Laugh out loud indeed but in all seriousness, when will women and people of colour be recognized for their work-especially on a scale as big as the Oscars?

In years gone by, there has been a continued critique of the Academy nominating people of color who have starred in movies about slavery especially.

Should we just make our own equivalent like the BET awards? But the Oscar edition?

Watch the full clip here:


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