Meryl has earned her 20th nomination and Congrats on LALALAND for tying with All About EVE, and Titantic for the most nominations with 14 nominations to date. Great news for them but black Hollywood is celebrating right now.
For the first time in history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced the nominees and a splash of color is the talk of Hollywood right now. Why?
All the acting categories have at least one black actor (any nationality) nominated. Best Supporting Actress is the first category to ever have three black actresses as the majority.
Viola Davis is now the most nominated black actress of Hollywood with three nominations to date. Octavia Spencer is the first black past (oscar winner) actress to be nominated again. Ruth Negga is the first Ethiopian/black British of Ireland decent to be nominated for a leading actress oscar. Ali is the first black Muslim to be nominated for an acting oscar. Denzel is now the most nominated black actor to date with 5 lead nominations (1 win), 2 supporting (1 win), and 1 producing.
Three films (FENCES, HIDDEN FIGURES, MOONLIGHT) with black stars leading the way is nominated for Picture and screenplay (Adapted) including with the late August Wilson to get a nomination (posthumously).
Barry Jenkins with directing and screenplay.
Documentary has three topics about Black America and race.
Bradford Young is the first black American cinematographer for Arrival.
I’m sorry, I’m lost in words right now. Diversity is now in control at this years’ oscars.
Do you think records will be broken and history will be in making next month at the oscars?