Oscars 2020: A Look at the Wins, Losses and Challenges With Diversity

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Oscar statue at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on February 04, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

2019 was a banner year for diversity in film, according to a new study, but the list of nominees for this Sunday's Academy Awards paints a different picture. Five years after the #OscarsSoWhite campaign called out the Oscars' lack of diversity and ushered in some positive changes, the Academy is back to a nearly all-white pool of nominees for acting and its "Best Director" category features all male nominees. We'll recap the highlights of this year's ceremony and also consider how the Academy can better reflect the strides being made by women and people of color in film. And we want to hear from you: What Oscar-nominated films are you rooting for? Which films do you think deserved a nod but didn't get one?


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Alissa Wilkinson, film critic and culture reporter, Vox

April Reign, creator, #OscarsSoWhite; inclusion and representation consultant

Kelly L. Carter, senior entertainment writer, The Undefeated