Global Icon Priyanka Chopra shuts down a journalist questioning her qualification to announce Oscar nominees

18 Mar 2021 | Ana Walia

Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra is a global icon who has successfully managed to set her firm foot in the Bollywood and Hollywood industry as an actress and is constantly working on trying out new things in life. She recently announced the opening of her new restaurant in the city of New York; ‘Sona.’ Apart from being an actress, singer, and film producer, Priyanka is also a philanthropist. She has also worked with UNICEF since 2006 and was appointed as the national and global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for child rights in 2010 and 2016.

The beauty queen recently along with her husband Nick Jonas took over the stage as they announced the Oscar nominees for the 93rd Academy Awards event. The power couple put up a splendid and graceful show for the 93rd Academy Awards event. Priyanka’s movie, ‘The White Tiger’ is also nominated for an award under the category of ‘Best Adapted Screenplay.



The couple who loves to goof around and are loved by their fans for their goofiness did not manage to impress an Australian journalist Peter Ford as he took to her Twitter account to question the qualification of the couple to be announcing the nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards. He wrote, “No disrespect to these two but I’m not sure their contribution to movies qualifies them to be announcing Oscar nominees”.

Priyanka Chopra who is known for her witty comebacks replied to the journalist in the way best suited for him; she stated, “Would love your thoughts on what qualifies someone. Here are my 60+ film credentials for your adept consideration” and scrolled the list of her 60+ films on her phone. Peter Ford describes himself as “the best & most widely heard entertainment reporter in Australia & NZ, allegedly.

The former beauty queen’s fans have applauded her for replying to the journalist in the way he should have been and have encouraged her to keep facing the trolls with such strong, confident, and witty comebacks and do not pay attention to the negativity that spreads online. In one of her recent interviews, Priyanka was asked about how does she reacts or handles the troll and the scrutiny online to which she replied, “I am just like everyone else. In the morning when I’m driving to work or I’m having my coffee, I’m flipping through Twitter, Instagram, the news, and when my name pops up, I’m like, ‘Alright, what are people saying? How are we feeling?’ I just don’t react to it or let it affect my mental well-being.”



One of the social media users stated, "Not only does this diminish a woman’s career but also disregards the importance of World Cinema and its presence at the Oscars Upside-down face. Like film doesn’t just revolve around American movies." Peter Ford was quick to reply to her and responded, “I agree her credits are very extensive and I was not fully aware of that. The contribution to Hollywood is minimal. Still no clarification on what her husband’s contribution is. These are the Oscars. This isn’t personal, she’s a very successful and astute woman.”

A user online also mentioned that she loved the way Priyanka responded but condemns the behaviour of other fans who are continuously bashing Ford for disagreement of opinions, which is quite agreeable, given the power to Agree to Disagree. On the other hand, her husband hasn’t weighed in on the debate on social media.

Priyanka has won National Film Award for Best Actress for her film Fashion (2008). She is a recipient of Padma Shri Awards and has been named in Time's 100 most influential people in the world and Forbes' list of World's 100 Most Powerful Women. Priyanka Chopra is shooting for the Amazon Studios’ series “Citadel” with “Game of Thrones” alum Richard Madden, will be seen in the romantic drama ‘Text for You; opposite Sam Heughan and Celine Dion, has been cast in an undisclosed role in Matrix, and as the spiritual guru Ma Anand Sheela in Barry Levinson's Sheela. She also looks forward to starring alongside Mindy Kaling.

You Go, Queen!