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14 January 2020 00:33

"I felt like it didn't represent people of color in the right light," Erivo told "Extra.

(CNN) Will Cynthia Erivo perform at the Oscars if she is invited? The actress is nominated for two Academy Awards for the film "Harriet"--best actress and original song for "Stand Up." While the Academy has not yet released a list of who will perform at this year's ceremony, it would make sense that Erivo would be tapped given her double nomination. But the British actress born to Nigerian parents turned down performing at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards after no people of color were nominated for acting awards. "I felt like it didn't represent people of color in the right light," Erivo told "Extra. " "It felt like it was calling on me as an entertainer as opposed to a person who was a part of the world of film and I think that it's important to make it known that it's not something that you throw in as a party trick, you know?" Read More

Cynthia Erivo turned down performing at the BAFTAs, but what about the Oscars?