Oscars: Reese Witherspoon "Would Love to See a More Diverse Voting Membership"

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The Academy Award-winning actress is joining the growing list of talent weighing in on the diversity conversation: "So disappointed that some of 2015's best films, filmmakers and performances were not recognized."

Reese Witherspoon is joining the conversation about the lack of diverse talent recognized in this year's Academy Award nominations.

Following the Jan. 14 unveil of the 88th Oscar Awards contenders, which did not recognize any nonwhite talent in any of the four acting categories — best actor, best actress, supporting actor, supporting actress — for the second consecutive year in a row, the actress is chiming in on the topic.

"I really appreciated this article in TIME on the lack of racial and gender diversity in this year's Oscar nominations," Witherspoon wrote in a Facebook post Thursday, referring to the magazine's "The Oscar Nominations Prove the Academy Still Doesn't Get It" article.

"So disappointed that some of 2015's best films, filmmakers and performances were not recognized," she continued. "Nothing can diminish the quality of their work, but these filmmakers deserve recognition."

Witherspoon is among a long list of A-list talent who has commented on the controversial topic, including David Oyelowo, Brie Larson, Whoopi Goldberg, Quincy Jones, Mark Ruffalo, and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, who are both boycotting the Oscars along with Spike Lee because of the lack of diversity recognized.

The actress, who took home a best actress Oscar award in 2006 for her leading role in Walk the Line and earned a second best actress nomination in 2015 for her performance in Wild (the year the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag began), concluded her social media post, "As an Academy member, I would love to see a more diverse voting membership."

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Posted by Reese Witherspoon on Thursday, January 21, 2016

 

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