Tuesday, January 24, 2017

#OscarsSoWhite Was So Yesterday!

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis stars in the movie Fences. The movie is nominated for an Academy Award. 

For the Oscars, it's going to be a tad bit diverse. After two consecutive years of all-White nominees, the Academy Awards has decided to get things right.

The Academy nominated 10 black actors and filmmakers. It also has six-African American themed films, an Indian adventure, and Pacific Islander-themed movie.

Name recognition goes to Barry Jenkins, who scored a nomination for Moonlight. Ava DuVernay's 13th was nominated for her documentary as well as Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro and OJ: Made In America from Ezra Edelman.

The black themed movies for Best Picture include Moonlight, Fences and Hidden Figures.

Denzel Washington, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Ruth Negga, Mahershala Ali, and Naomie Harris were nominated for an Oscar.

Birth of Nation was snubbed. Nate Parker's hit movie was scarred by allegations of rape being brought to light.

Hollywood is trying to make strives in diversity. Of course, during the 2014-15 session, #OscarsSoWhite became a lightening rod in the entertainment industry. Many actors of color denounced the awards for not advocating diversity.

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