Another Oscars 'Black out': Academy Awards target of outrage for snubs

In an email to MSN Business Insider, Samantha Sheppard, an associate professor of cinema and media studies, and affiliation with FGSS, at Cornell University, said the snubs show a devaluation of Black women's stories and storytellers.  
"Gina Prince-Bythewood is one of the best directors working today. She, Davis, and the film have been recognized and nominated throughout this award season," she wrote.
“For the Academy to snub her directorial work and the category to be so blindingly male continues to show the chasm between excellence and recognition," she concluded.

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