Oscar firsts: The rise of the marginalized
Yalitza Aparicio just became the first Indigenous Best Actress nominee
© Getty Images
The Academy Awards have been more and more criticized over the years, with trendy hashtags like #OscarsSoWhite and #OscarsSoMale highlighting serious and persistent inequalities. If you’re still under the same belief as George Clooney was during his 2006 acceptance speech (that the awards seem to be leading the charge on progress), it just takes one look at this year’s lead acting categories to see that minorities are still not being well-represented.
Check out this gallery to see the first big steps the Academy has taken to celebrate the work of minorities and the marginalized.
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
Can you make it through the trailer for Jordan Peele's new horror film?
LIFESTYLE Walt Disney
Disney urban legends: fact or fiction?
Your favorite Canadian shows with LGBT characters
HEALTH Medical facts
Bizarre medical facts you won’t believe are true
Celebrities who were victims of hackers
CELEBRITY Celebrity deaths
Celebrities who've passed away in 2019
Actors you didn't know started out as models
Lions, leopards, and loincloths: the evolution of Tarzan
MOVIES Michael Jackson
'Leaving Neverland' and other controversial docs you need to watch
Pizza, pasta, and other common Italian stereotypes
TRAVEL Manor houses
Magnificent European manor houses