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  • Despite controversy over #OscarsSoWhite, Canadian actress and Revenant star Grace Dove was not invited to the Academy Awards

    Unless you’ve been in hiding the for the last few months, it’s impossible to not be aware of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, a newly christened Oscar winner, and Tom Hardy.

    But the film also featured an appearance by Canada’s own Grace Dove, a Shuswap actress originally from Canim Lake Indian Band in Northern British Columbia, as DiCaprio’s character’s wife.

    Already a regular on the APTN series underEXPOSED, Dove made the leap to the silver screen alongside some of Hollywood’s greats, bolstering her resume.

    But while The Revenant went into Sunday night’s ceremony with the most nominees of any other picture and walked out with wins for DiCaprio and Iñárritu, it’s unusual to note that Dove was not at the ceremony celebrating alongside her colleagues. In fact, she wasn’t even invited.

    #oscars #racisme + #sexisme