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Larry King NowFeb 14 '18

Forest Whitaker – who is one of just 16 black actors to ever win an Academy Award – praises the diversity of this year’s nominations, both in front of and behind the camera.


Larry King: This year is pretty diverse, the Oscar nominations, right? 

Forest Whitaker: Mm-hmm, yeah, I think from every, in every category, I think, from Best Actor, Dan and Denzel and Octavia and Mary J., and the films, Get Out, I mean, it's just a unique time. For women, for Rachel, you know, she, as a DP has been pretty special, too, so...
Larry King: And now, with Netflix and Amazon, the opportunities are incredible, right? 
Forest Whitaker: Yeah, I think there's a lot more opportunities to be able to do good work in so many different mediums goin' on at the same time, so people get a chance to explore, and I think they're starting to realize what the audiences want, and the audiences want inclusion, they want to see us all together making projects and understanding each other's world.