Oscars Thread

The 2017 Oscar nominations have been announced. Spoiler Alert: They are still very white! Although the Best Supporting Actor and Actress categories did manage to respectively nominate two and three people of color!

No female director nominees, of course. But Mel Gibson got a nomination for Best Director, so.

In better news: Hidden Figures got a Best Picture nomination, and it's one of three pictures with Black leads that are nominated in the category, along with Moonlight and Fences. Joi McMillon is the first Black woman to be nominated for Best Editing for her work on Moonlight. And Viola Davis is the first Black woman to be thrice-nominated for an Oscar.

And if you're a Lin-Manuel Miranda fan, you might be thrilled to hear that his nomination for Moana brings him one step closer to being the youngest EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner ever!


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