DEFINE: Conversations on Diversity & Hollywood
Episode 5

The Oscars Still Have a Diversity Problem, Folks

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This week, the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Science announced their nominees for the 89th annual Oscars. You can view the complete list of nominees on TheYoungFolks.com, but for now, here are our Best Picture contenders: “Arrival” “Fences” “Hacksaw Ridge” “Hell or High Water” “Hidden Figures” “La La Land” “Lion” “Manchester by the Sea” “Moonlight”.

After last year’s viral outcry over the Academy’s lack of diverse nominees, it’s apparent with this year’s nominees that strides were made to recognize films featuring stories of people of color. However, while we recognize this, we also believe that Hollywood and the Academy still have a long way to go in recognizing diversity in ALL forms.

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