Oscar Nominations 2017: 14 Nomination for “La La Land” and 6 for Black Actors

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Oscar Nominations 2017: 14 Nomination for “La La Land” and 6 for Black ActorsFinally some representation from the Oscars!

Oscar voters gave “La La Land” 14 nominations, a tie with “Titanic” and “All About Eve” for the most in Academy Award history.

It appears the academy moved past the “#OscarsSoWhite” years by honoring six black actors. The Academy recognized diverse films like “Moonlight,” “Fences” and “Hidden Figures” for Best Picture. “Moonlight” is a poetic drama about a young black man in Miami.

Not one black actor has been nominated in the past two years for an Oscar. But this year is different. Six black actors have been nominated. A majority of the best supporting actress nominees are black women.

If Ruth Negga wins best actress for “Loving” she will be the first black woman to win best actress since Halle Berry in 2001.

Octavia Spencer is nominated for playing a black woman fighting racial oppression in the Nasa Space Missions.

Oscar Nominations 2017: 14 Nomination for “La La Land” and 6 for Black Actors

Denzel Washington has previously won 2 Oscars, the last in 2002. He and Viola Davis are nominated for Oscars in the work in “Fences.”

What do you think of this years representation of diverse actors at the 2017 Academy Awards? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to subscribe!

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