Oscar-Winning Actress Criticizes Oscars For Only Nominating White Actors

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Lupita Nyong’o criticized the Academy Awards after only white actors were nominated for the second year in a row.

In a lengthy Instagram post Wednesday, the 32-year-old actress said she was “disappointed.”

“I am disappointed by the lack of inclusion in this year’s Academy Award nominations,” she said. “It has me thinking about unconscious prejudice and what merits prestige in our culture.” (RELATED: Jada Pinkett-Smith Is Boycotting The Oscars Because They’re Too White)

Lupita Nyong'O wins Oscar

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“The Awards should not dictate the terms of art in our modern society, but rather be a diverse reflection of the best of what our art has to offer today. I stand with my peers who are calling for change.”

In 2014, Nyong’o  won best supporting actress for her role in “12 Years a Slave.” (RELATED: Spike Lee On The Oscars: ‘I Never Used The Word Boycott’)