1) Each won an undeserved prize for excellence in his profession, journalism in the case of Duranty and acting in the case of Kingsley.
2) In each case, the prize involved belittlement, oppression, and butchery of non-western peoples, Ukrainians for Duranty and Indians (or at least their accents) for Kingsley.
3) Each prize should be revoked.
Kingsley's godawful portrayal of Mohandas Gandhi doesn't appear on Cineleet's list of Ten Bizarre Ethnically Challenged Casting Choices, but it should. Apart from that omission, and Pete Postlethwaite's inclusion as an obvious stand-in for Kingsley (and Kayser Soze), I have no problem with anyone's appearance on the list. And I fully agree that when Peter Sellers did it, it was brilliant. Life's not fair.
Edit: Doh! Commenter Dan informs me that Kingsley is in fact one quarter Indian and was born Krishna Bhanji. I still think his performance sucked, but I can't say it was ethnically inappropriate. I leave this post unaltered as a reminder to myself that google exists to be used.