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Priyanka Chopra hits back at critic who said she is not qualified to announce the Oscars

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Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has told critics where to get off after she was called out for not being ‘qualified’ enough to announce this year’s Oscar nominations.

An internet troll tweeted saying, “No disrespect to these two but I’m not sure their contribution to the movies qualifies them to be announcing Oscar nominees.”

The ‘White Tiger’ star was quick to respond by showing off her acting credentials. She shared a video scrolling through her IMDB profile, which lists all the jobs she has done in the movie industry which includes, ‘Baywatch,’ ‘Quantico’ and many others

She captioned the post: “Would love your thoughts on what qualifies someone. Here are my 60+ film credentials for your adept consideration (sic)”

Priyanka and Nick Jonas enjoyed the glory of announcing this year’s Oscar nominations earlier this week, which saw Netflix leading the nominations list with 35 nominations for 16 films.

The star couple was overjoyed to confirm they would announce the Oscars.

Using the “tell me without telling me” TikTok trend, she said: “Tell me we are announcing the Oscar nominations without telling me we are announcing Oscar nominations.”

Her husband quickly jokingly pointed out she’d already given the game away before they then officially confirmed the news.

Captioning her post, Priyanka joked she didn’t want to host the livestream with her spouse.

She wrote: “Hey @TheAcademy, any chance I can announce the Oscar nominations solo? Just kidding, love you @nickjonas! We are so excited to be announcing the #OscarNoms on Monday, March 15th at 5:19AM PDT! Watch it live on @TheAcademy’s Twitter!(sic)”

This year’s ceremony was delayed due to the pandemic and is set to air Sunday, April 25, on ABC.

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