3 Black Women Are Nominated in 1 Oscar Category For the First Time

Last year, the Oscars were so white there were literally zero black nominees in any acting category.

This year, for the first time in history, there are three black nominees in a single acting category.

Look what a difference one year and a whole lot of public outrage makes, people!

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This morning, Academy Award President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and all her famous pals announced Viola Davis (“Fences”), Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”) and Octavia Spencer (“Hidden Figures”) are all nominated for best supporting actress and the good news doesn’t stop there.

In all four of the acting categories, there’s at least one black nominee.

Ruth Negga got a nomination for best lead actress for her role in “Loving,” Denzel Washington got a nod for best actor for “Fences” and Mahershala Ali was nominated for best supporting actor for “Moonlight.”

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And Dev Patel, another non-white actor, also got a best supporting actor nomination for his role in “Lion.”



Proof the Oscars has finally solved its diversity problem?

Definitely not.

But at least they’re getting there.

Fingers crossed a full year in Trump’s America doesn’t send the Oscars back to their so white roots in 2018.

[H/T Mic]

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