Actress Awkwafina Sparks BLACKLASH With NAACP Image Award Nomination
In SummaryActress Awkwafina receiving an NAACP Image Award nomination is not going over well across social media.
Actress Awkwafina has been heavily chastised for misappropriating Black culture, so it’s no surprise her nomination for an NAACP Image Award has sparked outrage on social media.
On The Red Carpet, ABC Television Studios’ entertainment brand, congratulated the actress on Tuesday for being nominated for outstanding voice-over performance for her role as Sisu Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon.
The Crazy Rich Asians actress has been slammed for her hypocrisy after declaring she won’t audition for jobs that require her to fake an Asian accent or disparage the Asian culture because she doesn’t want to create a “minstrel” out of other people.” However, many Black people have pointed out she appears to have no problem mocking other races.
The NAACP Image Awards are an annual ceremony honoring exceptional performances by people of color in more than 80 categories, including film, television, theater, music, literature and podcasting.
A full list of NAACP Image Award nominees can be viewed here.
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Lil Nas X
Megan Thee Stallion
Outstanding Motion Picture
Judas and the Black Messiah
The Harder They Fall
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth
Jonathan Majors – The Harder They Fall
LaKeith Stanfield – Judas and the Black Messiah
Mahershala Ali – Swan Song
Will Smith – King Richard
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Andra Day – The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Halle Berry – Bruised
Jennifer Hudson – Respect
Tessa Thompson – Passing
Zendaya – Malcolm & Marie
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Algee Smith – Judas and the Black Messiah
Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah
Delroy Lindo – The Harder They Fall
Idris Elba – The Harder They Fall
LaKeith Stanfield – The Harder They Fall
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
Audra McDonald – Respect
Danielle Deadwyler – The Harder They Fall
Dominique Fishback – Judas and the Black Messiah
Regina King – The Harder They Fall
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – Motion Picture
Andre Braugher – Spirit Untamed
Awkwafina – Raya and the Last Dragon
Brian Tyree Henry – Vivo
Eric André – Sing 2
Letitia Wright – Sing 2