Award season for music, movies and film is around the corner, so naturally, the Los Angeles Times dedicated award season magazine The Envelope revealed their cover for the upcoming season. The cover is receiving lots of backlash for its lack of diversity.
The cover features six white female actresses; Annette Benings, Jessica Chastain, Margot Robbie, Diane Kruger, Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet. The cover story is about a “shift in focus” and yet there is no diversity.
The cover and story are literally whitewashing the women of color out of the conversation. Twitter users quickly noticed the lack of diversity.
No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. pic.twitter.com/RZ6jAdNGmb
— Katherine Karlin (@katherinekarlin) December 22, 2017
The article focused on these women because they’re most likely going to be nominated for an Oscar and yes, their movies were good, but white women weren’t the only women to put out fantastic work this year.
Tiffany Haddish was easily the breakout star of the year with her performance in Girls Trip. Jorden Peel’s directing debut, Get Out, grossed over $250 million, yet he isn’t featured either.
Also, Winslet is only on this cover because she is doing a Woody Allen movie. Allen is an accused child molester, so how much is the conversation really changing if actresses are still willingly working with Allen?
There is only a true shift in focus when all female perspectives are heard, celebrated and awarded.