Oscars 2016: Charlotte Rampling says diversity row is ‘racist to white people’

Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling has claimed the current campaign to boycott the 2016 Academy Awards over claims of a diversity deficit is racist to white people.

Rampling, 69, is up for the best actress prize for her role in the British drama 45 Years, from director Andrew Haigh, where she will compete against Room’s Brie Larson, Carol’s Cate Blanchett, Joy’s Jennifer Lawrence and Brooklyn’s Saoirse Ronan. Asked for her take on the current furore over all-white lists of nominees on French Radio network Europe 1 on Friday morning, the British actor did not mince her words. “It is racist to whites,” she said.


  • Martin B

    It’s patronizing to black people. Lots of black people will get token Oscars next year, but unlike Sidney Poitier way back in ’63, they won’t be able to know that they earned their awards for their artistry.

    And Spike Lee is a bitter bug-eyed runt who knows he’ll never measure up to the great directors of Hollywood history, which makes him even more bitter.

    • He is the worst.

      • Gary

        Spike Lee has a mansion in Martha’s Vineyard and has visited the Black President in the White House to meet the Black Attorney general and Black head of the FBI .
        Yet this fraud still cries racism and attacks the rich white people
        he lives next to .
        He’s the Black version of David Miller or John Tory that spew the same Injustice in Society and rich white people.
        Whites are just as much a Fraud like Michael Moore who is now just a rich as the people he once mocked , plus he now needs a fence around his mansion to keep out people that are what he used to be .

    • Justin St.Denis

      Lee is a nasty little turd of rather limited talent, that’s for sure. I’m still waiting for him to make a film in English.

      • FactsWillOut

        It’s not a film. It’s a joint.
        I don’t watch joints.

  • Spatchcocked

    Go ahead be racist….do your thing and you’ll be King…..BUT don’t try to guilt me into respecting or believing the story in your utterly false cinematic imaginations narrative….
    That’s not art it’s shite on a stick……you’re just masturbating and making a mess.
    Btw how did that lawsuit work out? The one where he gave the wrong address and imperilled two innocent people.

  • Canadian Born

    I agree with Rampling. When the population of whites is only 8% of the population in the world then it is definitely racist against the whites. With this political BS the whites don’t stand a chance. Thanks to the inept government officials that run our countries. Is this only in Canada or in the States too?

    • Ed Ellison

      It’s everywhere that cultural Marxism rears its ugly head.
      The Dark Ages are coming and it won’t be long in getting here.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I’d agree with anything a 25 year old Rampling said.
      I was too young for her.
      And now I’m too old for others.

  • David Murrell

    The posted article is a good read. The article quotes a few who state that Rampling won’t win, given her conservative views. And extremist actor Mark Ruffalo, an Oscar nominee this year, spewed out “white racist priviledge” drivel — and may in fact enhance his chances of winning.

    This is how this year’s Oscars will proceed: the Hollywood elites will spew out pc inanities, and the people who spew out the most ridiculous garbage will win the hardware. Who in their right mind takes Hollywood seriously?

    • mauser 98

      Leo DiCaprio arrives at Oscars in a Prius… to fight global warming
      then rents 16,000HP yacht , flies around the world in private jets

      • Clink9

        “I was surrounded by phonies…They were coming in the goddam window.”

    • bargogx1

      Mark Ruffalo needs to check his green privilege.

  • mauser 98

    Boycott the BET Awards!

    • Justin St.Denis

      And the awards for Best Transracial Performances in the male and female categories are…

    • Porkrind

      …two Oscar-worthy performances.

  • Denis

    so if nobody watches what will they do?

  • canminuteman

    I used to watch lots of movies. I rarely do anymore. There might be some blockbuster movies out there with black actors who gave Oscar worthy performances, but if there are, I don’t know what they are.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I rarely watch movies anymore. Most bore me to sleep within 20 minutes. It is a rare experience for me to encounter a film that doesn’t.

    • FactsWillOut

      I recently watched a movie called “Child 44” about the hunt for a serial killer in 50’s USSR.
      I quite liked it.
      The Force Awakens sucked.
      Also, Tom Cruise played in a movie called “Edge of Tomorrow” that I enjoyed. As a matter of fact, it was the best alien invasion movie I’ve seen in decades.

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  • Gary

    So the NBA and MLB teams can be a majority non-white when blacks are just 12% of the population ,but somehow it is Racist if Black actors don’t get the majority of Oscars this year.
    Wake-up people, it’s the ‘Academy Awards’ where those in the academy are a closed group of people that Vote for the Winners which can be based on what’s Popular and PC for a Movie.

    If Hollywood pumped out a movie about Black Transgener democrat illegals with AIDS that were smuggle into the USA via Mexico ……….the Movie would sweep the Awards with the most Blacks at one time winning Oscar’s .