Hollywood is a tough town. It is nearly impossible to get a movie made. Especially these days. So when a major studio greenlights a movie you wrote and lets you direct it you basically hit the lottery.
But Chinonye Chukwu, writer and director of Till, is not happy with her winning lotto ticket and is accusing Hollywood of “upholding whiteness and perpetuating misogyny towards Black women” because she did not get an Oscar nomination.
Chukwu said: “We live in a world and work in industries that are so aggressively committed to upholding whiteness and perpetuating an unabashed misogyny towards Black women.
“I am forever in gratitude for the greatest lesson of my life – regardless of any challenges or obstacles, I will always have the power to cultivate my own joy, and it is this joy that will continue to be one of my greatest forms of resistance.”
Resistance? She hit the lottery. She got her movie made in Hollywood. Insanity.
Fatso Whoopi Goldberg, who produced and starred in the film, was more gracious about the lack of nominations.
“Before we start off, we just want to celebrate the talented artists and filmmakers who were nominated for Oscars this morning.
“Unfortunately, my film, Till, was not nominated, but we do want to congratulate all the nominees, because many of them have been here and it’s wonderful to say congrats, so that’s what we’ll do.”
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