There is less than a week left for the 95th edition of the Oscar, the most important prizes to reward the cinema. However, this year there was a last-minute controversy that endangered one of the categories.
Two of the actresses nominated for Best Lead Actress, Cate Blanchett (Warehouse) y michelle yeo (all at once everywhere), went viral after the latter shared a post on Instagram in which she criticized her rival for winning the award.
This is an article from vogue called ‘It’s been over two decades since we’ve had a non-white winner for Best Actress. Will this change in 2023? » and inside, the journalist critical that the prize can go to Cate, instead of Michelle, who is Asian. He accompanied the message with the phrase: “It’s not just for me, it’s for everyone. little girls they look like me We want you to see us. We want to be heard.”
Michelle Yeoh’s controversial post against Cate Blanchett
The paragraph that Michelle shared is: “The detractors would say that Blanchett’s performance is the strongest – veteran actor is undoubtedly amazing as prolific director Lydia Tár – but it’s worth noting that she already has two Oscars. A third would perhaps confirm his status as an industry titan, but given his vast and unparalleled body of work, do we still need more confirmation?”
“Meanwhile, for Yeoh, an Oscar would change his life: his name would always be preceded by the phrase “Academy Award Winner”, and should allow him to obtain meatier roles, after a decade of criminal underuse. in Hollywood,” he concludes.
After the criticism that the All at the same time everywhere actress received, she ended erasure he posts
Michelle Yeoh may have broken the rules
One of the reasons Michelle may have deleted the post on Instagram is that Academy rules to forbid explicitly compare the nominations the days before the gala.
“The posting of advertisements, pages, social networks or any form of public communication made by anyone directly involved with an eligible film in The Academy which try to speak negatively or the repeal of another film in competition”, specifies the rules of the Oscars.
However, from various international media it is commented that the Academy has determined that this matter it’s not seriousso Michelle was not disqualified, although both parties involved talked about these “tactics”.
Despite the fact that sanctions will not be taken, there has been a lot of criticism for this position and it will be necessary to see if it influenced the decision of the Academy to choose the best actress of the year.