BAFTA Nominations: Do Snubs of Denzel Washington, Barry Jenkins Merit #BAFTAsSoWhite Scrutiny?
By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced its nominees for the 70th BAFTA Awards early Tuesday morning. The group best known for bestowing the British equivalent of the Oscars included among its 20 acting nominees Moonlight‘s Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris, Fences‘ Viola Davis and Lion‘s Dev Patel, all in its supporting categories. (Harris and Patel are both British.) And yet, after reviewing the organization’s full list of nominees, it’s very hard to argue that it doesn’t have some sort of a race-related problem.