Just weeks after coming under fire for failing to nominate Black actresses, actors or directors for Sunday’s 82nd Academy Awards ceremony, Hollywood leaders have been hit with an allegation that they blackballed Mo’Nique for “refusing to play the game.”
The comedian-turned-actress says she was marginalized after scoring an Oscar for best supporting actress in 2010 for her role as the domineering mother in “Precious,” according to the Washington Post, which cites a report at the Hollywood Reporter. She told the latter news outlet that industry heavyweights viewed her as too demanding.
Reports the Washington Post:
However, five years after her Oscar, Mo’Nique, 47, said she routinely lost out on high-profile roles, comparing her plight to that of Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Academy Award. McDaniel played a maid in “Gone with the Wind” (1939) — and went on to play many…
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