David Oyelowo Sounds Off on Oscar Diversity Controversy: The Academy 'Doesn't Reflect This Nation'

January 19, 2016 3:25 PM

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David Oyelowo Sounds Off on Oscar Diversity Controversy: The Academy 'Doesn't Reflect This Nation'

David Oyelowo is calling for a "radical and timely change" within the Academy Awards to tackle the lack of diversity among nominees.

Oyelowo, who was famously overlooked for his depiction of Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma at last year's Oscar ceremony, sounded off on his thoughts about the race controversy at a gala honoring Academy president Cheryl Boone Issacs on Monday night, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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