Congratulations to this woman!
During the 2020 Oscar Nominations announcement on Monday morning, actors Issa Rae and John Cho had a fun time introducing this year's nominees. There was one momen in particular that caught the interest of the internet. After announcing the nominees for the Best Director category, Issa made a hilarious ad lib about the lack of female representation. "Congratulations to those men," she said after announcing the all-male category.
Now, Issa is sharing exactly why she said what she said. "John Cho and I were told to just banter for five seconds as the teleprompter loaded, and that was my banter," she told reporters at TCA following the panel for her HBO show Insecure. While it was a funny little quip, she's still very aware of how little representation their still is in Hollywood for women and people of color. The actress opened up about why she's exhausted by the lack of diversity.