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Lupita Nyong'o 'Disappointed' in Lack of Oscar Diversity

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Lupita Nyong'o joined fellow actors in Hollywood to speak out against #OscarsSoWhite last night, which refers to the second year in row in which no major awards category includes a person of color. In an Instagram photo of a longer message, the actress announced that she "stands with her peers" in calling for a more "diverse reflection of the best of what our art has to offer today." (She did not confirm that she's boycotting the awards show as actress Jada Pinkett Smith and director Spike Lee have done.)

A photo posted by Lupita Nyong'o (@lupitanyongo) on

The actress also included a quote by writer James Baldwin in the caption, which reads, "Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."

Lupita won an Oscar in 2014 for 12 Years A Slave, making her the most recent black person (male or female, across all categories except Original Song) to win an Academy Award and the sixth black actress to win for Best Supporting Actress ever.