Revenant director calls for more diversity in film

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By Vincent McAviney: ITV News

Academy Award winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu has criticised Hollywood for its lack of diversity as once again no one of colour has been nominate in the main Oscar categories.

Speaking at the London red carpet premiere of his new movie The Revenant, which picked up 12 Oscar nominations,Iñárritu said that the film world needed to reflect a wider range of characters and cultures.

Asked if he thought film studios needed to be pro-active when it came to inclusivity Iñárritu, who the Best Director Oscar for Birdman in 2015, said that studio bosses should push to make changes.

"I think more stories have to be told from the minorities and [there should be] more support of that.," he said.

The Mexican director added, however: "Nobody will go and see a film because it's very diverse.

"People will see good films and if that includes diversity that would be fantastic but those films have to be made first and have to be good."