IPSOS POLL: HOLLYWOOD HAS PROBLEM WITH MINORITIES
A poll by Ipsos shows that one third of Americans believe that Hollywood has a big problem with women and minorities.
In the poll, which saw nearly 2,000 people poll online, 34% of American’s believe that women are not given proper attention by Hollywood. In addition to that 32% of Americans believe that Hollywood shies away from making high budgeted films which are appealing and are targeting minorities.
According to 62% of the black respondents who took part in the poll, Hollywood has always had a problem with minorities.
The treatment of women in Hollywood fares slightly better overall on the poll, with 32% of those who took part in the poll saying that Hollywood has a problem with women. Another 29% of those who took part in poll believe that Hollywood fell short in making big budgeted movies which are targeting the female audience.
This poll by IPSOS comes a month after the nominees for this year’s Academy Awards reveled that there was no woman and actor of color who were nominated in the category of screenwriter or best director and the four acting races respectively something that led experts to term this year’s Academy Awards as the “Whitest Oscars” ever seen in years.
One of the most controversial exclusion for this year’s Oscar’s is centered on the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic titled “Selma”.
Selma’s lead actor, David Oyelowo and the director Ava DuVernav, who is a female African American, did not receive a nod for their work in the film. That said Selma only received nods for best picture and best song nomination.
The poll by Ipsos surveyed 1,988 Americans online between 13th and 18th February.