London: Actress Helen Mirren has asked British film and television fans to ask more of the BAFTA Awards voters after failing to award a single nomination to non-white stars.
The Oscar winner is also annoyed that there are no women in the directing category at the award ceremony, which takes place in the Royal Albert Hall in London, reports aceshowbiz.com.
"People should be impatient … and they should keep asking for change. It will come gradually, but it will only come if people ask for it. And keep asking. Bring your banner for more roles for women, more Roles for blacks. " Especially women and more female directors. Keep asking for changes. It's good to be impatient, "Mirren told Mail Online.
She doesn't want to see tokenism at award ceremonies.
Mirren said, "I don't think a director or actor wants to be nominated based on skin color or gender. It's about work, and there should be more of it."