Prince William calls on Baftas to do more on diversity while presenting final gong of the ceremony


BAFTA President Prince William raised his concerns about the lack of diversity at the awards during the final award of the night.

The royal, who has been in the role for a decade, said the bash needed to do more on diversity.

Prince William raised his concerns about the lack of diversity among the nominees at the BAFTAs

HOAR first told of his private fury on Saturday and revealed he would be using his intro to the Fellowship gong to make his mark.

He said: Both here in the UK and across many counties in the world we are lucky to have incredible film makers, actors, producers, directors and technicians.

Men and women from all background and ethnicities, enriching our lives through film.

Yet in 2020 and not for the first time in the last few years we find ourselves talking again about the need to do more to ensure diversity in the sector and in the awards process.

That simply cannot be right in this day and age.

“I know that both Pippa, chair of Bafta, and Amanda, Bafta CEO, share that frustration and continue to work tirelessly to ensure that creative talent is discovered and supported.

We told on Saturday how William had expressed his frustration at the lack of Black, Asian and minority ethnic talent in the top four acting categories.

Critics have also slammed Bafta for its all-male Best Director nominees.

William attending the awards with wife Kate for the fourth year in a row added: Bafta take this issue seriously and following this years nominations, have launched a full and thorough review of the entire awards process to build on their existing work and ensure opportunities are available to everyone.

He expressed his frustration at the number of white actors in the top four categories

Prince William attended the awards with his wife Kate Middleton

The royal plans to launch a review to ‘ensure opportunities are available to everyone’


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