Actress Awkwafina Sparks BLACKLASH With NAACP Image Award Nomination

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Actress 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

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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. 

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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 
Jennifer Hudson 
Lil Nas X 
Megan Thee Stallion 
Regina King 
Tiffany Haddish 

Outstanding Motion Picture 
Judas and the Black Messiah
King Richard 
Respect 
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

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