Whoopi Goldberg Lashes Out at NYT for Oscar 'Snub'

Article on black Oscar winners fails to mention her win
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2011 4:47 PM CST

Whoopi Goldberg has lashed out at the New York Times for an article on how no black actors are being considered for Academy Awards this year. While Goldberg can sympathize with the article's main thrust, it's the fact that the authors—movie critics AO Scott and Manohla Dargis—seem to list every black Academy Award winner except her, Mediaite reports. Goldberg took her grievances—and her actual Oscar—to the View.

"It’s hard to not take it personally. It’s very hard not to take it personally. You know, there’s a lot of stuff that people say and do but this is sloppy journalism because this is not a hidden thing. Everybody kind of knows. People in Somalia know, people in China know, because I, I know it’s hard to believe, because I am a world-wide person who's known," Goldberg said. Yet PopEater did some digging, and even contacted the Times, which noted that the list was not supposed to be comprehensive, and focused on race in cinema since 2002—12 years after Goldberg won her honors for 1990's Ghost. Fellow black '90s winners Louis Gossett Jr and Cuba Gooding Jr were also excluded, yet have remained silent on the issue.
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