Selma's David Oyelowo Says Academy Favors 'Subservient' Black Roles
Rosamund Pike keeps it classy while arriving at the 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Virtuosos Award Ceremony held at Arlington Theater on Sunday (February 1) in Santa Barbara, Calif.
The 35-year-old actress was joined at the event by Selma‘s David Oyelowo and Whiplash‘s J.K. Simmons as they were all honored with the Virtuosos Award, which was created to recognize a select group of actors who have distinguished themselves through performances in film this past year.
David just recently talked about how he believes the Academy favors “subservient” black roles after being snubbed for an Oscar. “No, look, historically — this is truly my feeling; I felt this before the situation we’re talking about and I feel it now — generally speaking, we, as black people, have been celebrated more for when we are subservient, when we are not being leaders or kings or being at the center of our own narrative.”
FYI: Rosamund is wearing a Erdem Resort gown. David is wearing Dolce&Gabbana.
David Oyelowo Says Academy Favors ‘Subservient’ Black Roles
15+ pictures inside of Rosamund Pike and others at the 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival…