– NEW YORK, APRIL 23 – Women, blacks, Asians top place at the 2021 Oscar Ceremony. After the Golden Globe failed, inclusion was the key word for the 93rd edition of The Academy Awards with the most diverse pool of candidates in history, comprising 70 women competing for 76 nominations in 23 categories, and nearly half of all nominations – nine out of twenty – go to The actor used to be a non-white star. It’s been a few years, but it still seems to be light years, since the #OscarSoWhite controversy broke out when for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016), no black actor made it to the list of four. / 5 while an important film like “Selma” by Ava DuVernay was eliminated from the award. #OscarSoWhite immediately appeared as the tip of the iceberg: not only the predominantly white candidates, but the awards regardless of gender, particularly in the most important categories, were included. about men. On the other hand, this year there are two women nominated for directing, Chloe Zhao and Emerald Ferrell, and Zhao, who was born in Beijing, can make history with her movie “Nomadland” awarded as won the most prestigious category, best film. If she won the Best Director award, Chloe would be the first non-white woman to receive the desirable statue and, after Kathryn Bigelow for “The Hurt Locker” in 2010, the second woman. The rich diversity coming from movies like “Minari” could bring back the Oscars for “Korean Meryl Streep” Youn Yuh-Jung, and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, including Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman in his latest interpretation. Then came “Judas and the Black Messiah”, the first nomination for the best film by the all-black production group – directors Shaka King, Ryan Coogler and Charles D. King – and two nominations for Daniel Kaluuyah LaKeith Stansfield. in their competition as “best supporting actor”. There are many reasons why the 2021 version is more comprehensive than before. In recent years, the Academy has diversified its membership by enrolling 8% more females compared to 2015 while ethnic minorities increased from 10 to 19%. Rules adopted by the Academy last September to promote growing diversity in Hollywood are yet to be enforced, but their effectiveness has been felt: starting in 2024, to be included. to shortlist the best movies, production must meet at least two of the four criteria that include belonging to at least one minority lead and 30 percent of the cast comprising two of number of the following categories: women, LBQTI +, minorities and / or disabilities. Amid the year-round Black Lives Matter civil rights marches and controversy that swept the Golden Globe after accusations ahead of the awards ceremony that Hollywood foreign press associations are a zero class ever in a black journalist. A clutter showed no signs of dying: This week Hollywood Foreign Press expelled former president Phil Berk for an email in which the BLM movement was described as “a racist group”.
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