NYC film students speak out on careers in Hollywood

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Screenshot: New York Film Academy

The AMC branded movie theater in New York is a place where many Oscar nominated films have been shown. Once again, not a single minority actor or actress has been nominated in the Oscar’s top categories for a second year running.

The situation is sparking an outcry over one of the biggest shows in the world.

CCTV America’s Shraysi Tandon visits the New York Film Academy to talk to some budding actresses about their prospects for success in Hollywood.

Priyanka Chopra discusses Hollywood, Diversity and Pay

Priyanka Chopra is one of the highest paid Bollywood actresses in the world and is no stranger to making history. She recently made her U.S. debut starring in the lead role of ABC network’s Quantico, making her the first South Asian actress to headline an American network drama series.

Last month she also became the first South Asian actress to win a People’s Choice Award.

CCTV America’s Shraysi Tandon spoke to Priyanka Chopra in Montreal to discuss Hollywood, Bollywood and diversity.

One More Question: Priyanka Chopra on concerns of being stereotyped

Every minority nominee and winner for Best Director at the Academy Awards
The interactive below represents every Oscar nomination since the very first awards in 1927. Of the 435 nominees, only 19 have been either a woman or minority – slightly over 4 percent.

Hover over the blue (nominee) and gold (winner) statues to learn more about the director, when they were nominated, and for what film.

White male nominee or winner Female or minority nominee
Female or minority winner