"The issue is not the Academy. Even if you fill the Academy with black and Latino and Asian members, if there's no one on the screen to vote for, you're not going to get the outcome that you want. I won once. So it can't be that racist," said Whoopi Goldberg, who received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1991 for her role in Ghost
The Academy's ignoring of non-white talent is a sin of omission that has been perpetuated ever since the 1920s, when the Oscars were first presented. The Associated Press has tweeted a GIF that compares the white nominations with the Black, Asian and Latino till date. The numbers are as alarming as they are sad - 812 vs 49, 9 and 19
The Latino star, who has been in an on-off relationship with tennis player Anna Kournikova since 2001, believes love doesn't work without the physical side of things.