Oscars: Top nominations overwhelmingly white and male

This year’s Oscar nominations have been announced, with the Joker leading the pack with 11 nods.

The controversial origin film is followed by The Irishman, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 1917 which have 10 nods each.

British actress and singer Cynthia Erivo eventually won the lead role. Pic. Harriet, Universal Studios
Image:Just one black actor makes it into an acting category – Cynthia Erivo. Pic. Universal Studios
The Oscars and the problem with diversity

The Oscars and the problem with diversity

However, the Academy Awards are likely to face criticism over lack of diversity after just one black person made it into an acting category and one non-white director was selected for the best director list.

It is the least diverse line-up since the #OscarsSoWhite backlash in 2016, after which the film academy diversified their membership.

Many see diversity as an industry wide problem, with fewer diverse movie green lighted for production in the first place, so reducing the chances of diverse-movie success come award season.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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