Oscar firsts: The rise of the marginalized
Yalitza Aparicio just became the first Indigenous Best Actress nominee
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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.
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