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Oscar Nominations-diversified?

The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were released on Monday evening, and considering they said they’d make it more diversified this year, they’re being criticised for not having been diverse.

People were upset that a number of nonwhite actors were snubbed for their performances this year, despite having been recognized and nominated for Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, and Screen Actors Guild awards. The snubs included Awkwafina, Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Murphy, Lupita Nyong’o, and Jamie Foxx, among others. Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas was also snubbed. 

Cynthia Erivo, who played Harriet Tubman in Harriet, is the only nonwhite actor nominated.

Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho, was also nominated for six Academy Awards. It is the first South Korean film to be nominated in the Best Picture, Best Director, and Best International Feature Film categories. It was also nominated for Best Production Design, Best Film Editing, and Best Original Screenplay.

Every year the Oscar nominations are a hot mess but this year offers a particularly heated mess. To overlook Lulu Wang, Melina Matsoukas, Greta Gerwig, Lupita N’yongo and J. Lo. Smh. Did the academy even watch movies this year? 

Amongst other white actors and actresses who developed an outstanding performance in several movies released last year who were snubbed. Personally Academy Awards should be chosen by the public.

On the brighter side, amazing deserving actors, actresses, creators and directors were nominated, amazing films were also nominated just lack of diversity.

92nd Academy Awards on the 9th of February. 

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