The exemption could level the playing field for some Black filmmakers, but only briefly.
Joaquin Phoenix Condemns BAFTA Awards During Acceptance Speech After Total Lack Of Diversity In Nominees
"I think that we send a very clear message to people of color that you're not welcome here,” said "The Joker" star.
"I led in that room with the absolute truth and it freed me in a way that I have never been freed before," she told ESSENCE six years later.
The hip-hop take on Shakespeare’s most famous story examines the star-crossed lovers' tale through the eyes of Tybalt, Juliet's cousin.