Danielle Deadwyler Responds to Oscar Snub: Academy Voters Choose Not to See Till

Danielle Deadwyler Responds to Oscar Snub: Academy Voters Choose Not to See Till ...

Danielle Deadwyler is speaking out against her Best Actress Oscars remark.

When it comes to Academy Award nominees, the "Till" star addressed the Academy Award's "misogynoir," speculating that Academy members most likely did not see the historical feature directed by Chinonye Chukwu.

During the "Kermode & Mayo's Take" podcast, Deadwyler discussed people who may have chosen not to see the film. Misogynoir, like it comes in all kinds of ways, whether it's direct or indirect. "It impacts who we are."

"I think the problem is more on people who are living in whiteness, and white people's perception of the spaces they are privy to," the actress said.

Deadwyler has been nominated for Best Actress at the BAFTA and SAG Awards, as well as for Critics Choice Awards. The star equated the lack of diversity among Academy Award nominees to a systemic problem that transcends Hollywood.

Deadwyler explained that racism can exist in a governmental capacity — it can exist on a societal capacity, be it global or national. It is a thing... Everyone has to assess and investigate, source out, and make more equitable. Nobody is free of the possibility of its lingering effects on the spaces and the institution.

A "huge misconception" of "Till" is that it "centers entirely on the trauma" of Emmett Till's death, according to Deadwyler.

"We're incessantly informing people that this film begins and ends with joy," Deadwyler said. "This film is vital in recognizing that Black families are not just the moment in which they have experienced violence or trauma."

As the film "Till" was shuffled out of the nominees, Chukwu previously took to social media to criticize the Academy for "persistuating an unabashed misogyny toward Black women."

Chukwu remarked that "we live in a world where we work in industries that are so vehemently committed to upholding whiteness and perpetuating unabashed misogyny toward Black women." "And yet, I am forever in gratitude for the greatest lesson of my life: Regardless of any difficulties or obstacles, I will always have the ability to cultivate my own joy, and it is this joy that will remain one of my greatest forms of resistance."