by Jessica Lane
August 18, 2017
Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic
Forbes released their annual list of the world’s highest-paid actresses and not a drop of #BlackGirlMagic appeared. Despite our year of yes, Moonlight, Atlanta and Insecure, in the race to top coin, we just didn’t compete. Emma Stone scored the top spot bringing in $26 million, driven by ‘La La Land’ which got her an Oscar and made more than $430 million at the box office.
And guess what, we ain’t make the list last year either. Although, we had a few guest appearances from other women of color in 2016 – Deepika Padukone ($10 Million) and Fan Bingbing ($17 Million).
But, are we that surprised? Here’s a little knowledge for yall:
According to the 2016 study, “Inclusion or Invisibility? Comprehensive Annenberg Report on Diversity in Entertainment”…..
- Just 34% of all speaking characters were female and 12% of all speaking roles featured a Black actor
- Only 19% of TV programs had casts that reflected the race and ethnicity of our country and only 7% of films did the same
We’re out here, we’re in the game, but we’ve got a loooong way to go. Check out the full Forbes list below :
Emma Stone ($26 million)
Jennifer Aniston ($25.5 million)
Jennifer Lawrence ($24 million)
Melissa McCarthy ($18 million)
Mila Kunis ($15.5 million)
Emma Watson ($14 million)
Charlize Theron ($14 million)
Cate Blanchett ($12 million)
Julia Roberts ($12 million)
Amy Adams ($11.5 million)
TELL US: Are you surprised no black women made the list?