Everything Everywhere All At Once actress Michelle Yeoh has deleted an Instagram post in which she shared screenshots of a recent Vogue article about the Oscars that referred to fellow nominee Cate Blanchett.
Michelle Yeoh deletes social media post about lack of diversity at Oscars as it may have violated Academy Award rules
According to Insider report, Yeoh shared a post that included screenshots from a Vogue article titled "It's Been Over Two Decades Since We've Had a Non-White Best Actress Winner. Will That Change in 2023?" a few hours before voting for this year's Oscar awards closed at 5:30 p.m. ET Tuesday.
The post was captioned: "This is not just for me, this is for every little girl that looks like me…????✨ We want to be seen. We want to be heard." The article mainly focused on the lack of representation and diversity at the Oscars. One particular excerpt drew a lot of attention as it mentioned past two-time winner Blanchett.
"Detractors would say that Blanchett's is the stronger performance — the acting veteran is, indisputably, incredible as the prolific conductor Lydia Tár — but it should be noted that she already has two Oscars (for best supporting actress for 'The Aviator' in 2005, and best actress for 'Blue Jasmine' in 2014)," the paragraph begins.
The article continues, "A third would perhaps confirm her status as an industry titan but, considering her expansive and unparalleled body of work, are we still in need of yet more confirmation? Meanwhile, for Yeoh, an Oscar would be life-changing: her name would forever be preceded by the phrase 'Academy Award winner,' and it should result in her getting meatier parts, after a decade of being criminally underused in Hollywood."
However, Yeoh’s move of sharing the piece online with the mention of her fellow nominee may have violated Oscar’s rules. As the outlet states, the Academy states that social media from people associated with an eligible film casting a "negative or derogatory light on a competing film or achievement will not be tolerated. In particular, any tactic that singles out 'the competition' by name or title is expressly forbidden."
Besides Yeoh and Blanchett, the best actress nominees also include Ana de Armas (Blonde), Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans), and Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie).
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