Namely, Cynthia Erivo earning status as a double-nominee.
The highly anticipated Oscar nominations were finally announced on Monday.
Cynthia Erivo attends the 25th annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
Cynthia Erivo may be nominated for an Oscar for her performance as Harriet Tubman in biopic Harriet, but one snub has nevertheless affected her. Cynthia, who is British, is not one of the five nominees in the Best Actress category at this year's BAFTAs.
While the 33-year-old expressed her gratitude for being a nominee, she also expressed her disdain for the lack of black representation at this year's awards.
However, considering all of the films that came out in 2019 that were made by women and people of color that the BAFTAs chose not to nominate, this feels like a rather disingenuous statement. She turned them down, and gave a powerful statement as to why she said no.
Cynthia Erivo attends the premiere of HBO's "The Outsider" at DGA Theater in Los Angeles, California.
"I felt like [the invitation] didn't represent people of colour in the right light" Cynthia told Extra this week.
Continuing further, Cynthia also spoke about the non-inclusion of a woman in the award nominations for the best director. And no women directors?
Not a single non-white actor received a Bafta film nomination in last week's list, prompting criticism from across the industry, including from Bafta's own chief executive Amanda Berry, who said she was "disappointed" by the outcome.
Elsewhere in the 2020 nominations, Scarlett Johansson also scooped two nods - Best Actress for her role as Nicole Barber in Marriage Story and Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Rosie Betzler, an anti-Nazi rebel in Hitler's Germany who is hiding a Jewish girl in her attic, in Taika Waititi's movie Jojo Rabbit.
The 2020 BAFTA Awards, which would be the 73rd, would hold on February 2, 2020, and many would be waiting to see how the award ceremony would pan out.