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Surprise Oscar Nominee Andrea Riseborough Accused of White Privilege, Taking Spot from Black Actresses

One of the biggest surprises in this year’s Oscar nominations was actress Andrea Riseborough, who was recognized for her lead performance as an alcoholic in the little-seen indie drama “To Leslie.” Now the British actress is facing growing accusations of white privilege and claims that she usurped the spot from black actresses including Viola Davis and Danielle Deadwyler.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Andrea Riseborough attends the UK Gala Screening of "Matilda The Musical" at Curzon Mayfair on November 21, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)