There was a lot of buzz about diversity and inclusion leading up to—and after—the 2015 Academy Awards because, as is often the case, there was a glaring whiteness to the nominees in nearly every category. In the acting categories, no actor of color was nominated. While Selma was nominated for Best Picture, director Ava DuVernay was not nominated for Best Director despite overwhelming critical acclaim for her work on the movie. Mexican writer/director Alejandro González Iñárritu was nominated in several categories for Birdman, as a sole beacon of diversity and even then, he was being recognized for telling a white man’s story. Yet again, it was frustrating to see excellence from people of color largely overlooked.
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