After two straight years of #OscarsSoWhite, the Academy produced their most diverse lineup of acting nominees in a decade — and tied the record for their most inclusive ever.
Seven actors of color (specifically, six black actors and one Indian actor) earned nominations for the film industry’s highest acting honor.
The number ties 2007 and 2005’s record of seven. The seven nominees of color are:
Denzel Washington, Fences
Ruth Negga, Loving
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Dev Patel, Lion
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Like 2007, which featured multiple nominees from movies like Dreamgirls and Babel, 2017’s list was buoyed by multiple nods for movies like Fences and Moonlight. Those two, plus Lion and Hidden Figures, are best picture nominees as well.
Only four years have featured more than five nominees of color in the Oscars’ acting categories: 2017, 2007, 2005 and 2004 (with six). Read more
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