Cynthia Erivo on being the only woman of color nominated for an acting Oscar: ...

After being recognized for her work as slave-turned-abolitionist Harriet Tubman in Harriet, Cynthia Erivo said it feels lonely to be the only woman of color nominated for an acting Oscar this year.

'It is a moment for celebration, but it also is a real eye-opener. It can't just be me alone,' the British-Nigerian 33-year-old - who's an Oscar away from EGOT status - told THR on Friday.

'There's just such good work going on and this may sound fatalistic, but I would hate for people's work to have gone by and then for us to have looked back and go, "Oh, I wish we would've given roses," when people aren't there to actually receive them.   

All by herself: After being recognized for her work as slave-turned-abolitionist Harriet Tubman in Harriet, Cynthia Erivo said it feels lonely to be the only woman of color nominated for an acting Oscar this year

All by herself: After being recognized for her work as slave-turned-abolitionist Harriet Tubman in Harriet, Cynthia Erivo said it feels lonely to be the only woman of color nominated for an acting Oscar this year 

The British-Nigerian 33-year-old - who's an Oscar away from EGOT status - told THR: 'It is a moment for celebration, but it also is a real eye-opener. It can't just be me alone' (pictured Monday)

The British-Nigerian 33-year-old - who's an Oscar away from EGOT status - told THR: 'It is a moment for celebration, but it also is a real eye-opener. It can't just be me alone' (pictured Monday)

'I don't want us to do that. To be in a room and not being able to see other actors [of color] who are nominated, to not be able to share that with another black actress is saddening. I would love to share this moment with someone else.'

Erivo made the most of the 92nd Academy Awards Luncheon in on Monday, cozying up to her beaming rivals Charlize Theron and Renée Zellweger.

On February 9, Cynthia competes against an all-White line-up - including the Bombshell star, the Judy star, Marriage Story's Scarlett Johansson, and Little Women's Saoirse Ronan.

The Color Purple thespian and Joshuah Brian Campbell are also up for best original song, and she'll perform Stand Up onstage the Dolby Theatre during the ABC telecast.  

Cynthia added: 'To be in a room and not being able to see other actors [of color] who are nominated, to not be able to share that with another black actress is saddening. I would love to share this moment with someone else' (2020 Oscar nominees pictured Monday)

Cynthia added: 'To be in a room and not being able to see other actors [of color] who are nominated, to not be able to share that with another black actress is saddening. I would love to share this moment with someone else' (2020 Oscar nominees pictured Monday) 

South African: Erivo made the most of the 92nd Academy Awards Luncheon in Hollywood on Monday, cozying up to her beaming rival Charlize Theron

Texan: Erivo made the most of the 92nd Academy Awards Luncheon in Hollywood on Monday, cozying up to her beaming rival Renée Zellweger

Hey girl! Erivo made the most of the 92nd Academy Awards Luncheon in on Monday, cozying up to her beaming rivals Charlize Theron (L) and Renée Zellweger (R)

Who will win? On February 9, Cynthia competes against an all-White line-up - including the Bombshell star, the Judy star, Marriage Story's Scarlett Johansson, and Little Women's Saoirse Ronan

Who will win? On February 9, Cynthia competes against an all-White line-up - including the Bombshell star, the Judy star, Marriage Story's Scarlett Johansson, and Little Women's Saoirse Ronan

Warming her pipes: The Color Purple thespian and Joshuah Brian Campbell are also up for best original song, and she'll perform Stand Up onstage the Dolby Theatre during the ABC telecast (pictured last Saturday)

Warming her pipes: The Color Purple thespian and Joshuah Brian Campbell are also up for best original song, and she'll perform Stand Up onstage the Dolby Theatre during the ABC telecast

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