Priyanka Chopra hits back at journalist who asked if she was ‘qualified’ to announce Oscar nominations

Priyanka Chopra hits back at journalist who asked if she was ‘qualified’ to announce Oscar nominations

The former Miss World title holder has had a two-decade-long career as an actor and now wears several hats, including being a producer and a singer.

Actor Priyanka Chopra’s response to an Australian journalist who questioned if she was “qualified” to present the Oscar nominations is winning hearts and receiving praise on the internet.

The 38-year-old former beauty queen and Bollywood star who has a vibrant career in Hollywood announced the Oscar nominations on Monday with her husband Nick Jonas, who is an American singer.

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The White Tiger – which Priyanka both produced and acted in – won a nod for Director Ramin Bahrani in the best adapted screenplay category.

However, Chopra’s credibility for announcing the nominations was questioned by Australian journalist Peter Ford, whose Twitter bio reads "The best & most widely heard entertainment reporter in Australia & NZ."

In his snarky tweet, Ford wrote: "No disrespect to these two but I’m not sure their contribution to the movies qualifies them to be announcing Oscar nominees."

The tweet received a lot of flak from many of Chopra’s fans who asked Ford to check out her prolific body of work in films.

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Responding to the journo on Twitter, the actor/producer shared a video of her extensive list of filmography on IMDB: “Would love your thoughts on what qualifies someone. Here are my 60+ film credentials for your adept consideration.”

Her response was lauded by her fans, with some calling her “queen” for “shutting down” the journalist with grace. Some asked her to “ignore naysayers.”

The former Miss World title holder has had a two-decade-long career as an actor and now wears several hats, including being a producer and a singer.

She had already done over 50 movies in India when she began appearing in the American TV show “Quantico,” which made her hugely popular in the US as well.

She has over 61 million followers on Instagram.

Chopra’s upcoming projects include the fourth “Matrix” movie and “Text For You,” which she recently completed filming in London.

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