"Being nominated as an actress was one big dream, but being nominated for the music I make and perform is one of the ultimates," she wrote.
The "Harriet" star and ESSENCE cover girl was nominated for best actress and best original song at the 2020 Academy Awards.
Looks like it's #OscarsStillWhite.
Even more outrageous than this exec's casting suggestion was his response when someone reminded him that Harriet Tubman was a Black woman.
The film stars ESSENCE's latest digital cover star, Cynthia Erivo.
Leslie Odom Jr., who also stars in the film, spoke on the controversy, telling ESSENCE he understood when critics blasted Black British actors for portraying American heroes.