As The Oscars' lack of diversity sparks boycotts and debates in the U.S., Australian chef Adam Liaw is asking whether the Logies are any better.
The winner of the second series of MasterChef Australia initially posted a cheeky Tweet about the fact not a single person of colour was nominated for the 2016 Academy Awards.
They could easily increase Asian representation at the Oscars by creating a category for "Best Actor Playing A Tedious Racial Stereotype".— Adam Liaw (@adamliaw) January 23, 2016
And the nominees are... pic.twitter.com/s2GoHB8BAE— Adam Liaw (@adamliaw) January 23, 2016
He then turned his attention home, highlighting the same issue with The TV Week Logie Awards.
*dies of sarcasm*— Adam Liaw (@adamliaw) January 24, 2016
Do the Logies represent Australia's diversity?
While we need to take into consideration the size and existing diversity of Australia in comparison to that of the U.S., Liaw might have a point.
Last year Indigenous actress Miranda Tapsell won Most Popular New Talent for her role in Love Child, but that's where the diversity ends.
2016 award winners will be revealed at the official award ceremony on Sunday the 8th of May in Melbourne.
This year the awards have removed the term 'Most Popular' in the public-voted categories and replaced it with 'Best'. The jury-voted categories remain with the use of the word 'Outstanding'.Suggest a correction