‘Blackballed’ because she is too uppity for Hollywood? - The Washington Post

February 20, 2015 9:23 AM

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‘Blackballed’ because she is too uppity for Hollywood? - The Washington Post

Days before the 82nd Academy Awards — a ceremony for which no African American actors, actresses or directors were nominated — a controversy is brewing about race and respect in Hollywood.

In an interview published Thursday, Mo’Nique — the comedian-turned-actress best known for her Oscar-winning role as a domineering mother in “Precious” (2010) — told Seth Abramovitch of the Hollywood Reporter that she was marginalized after she won her Academy Award because the industry views her as ...

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