Thursday, 26 January 2017

#OscarsSoWhite One Year On...

The academy has finally acknowledged black actors for their contributions to film for the year. However, this does not mean the fight is over. Despite the academy has finally given black actors the recognition they deserve for one ceremony after years of disregard does not mean the fight is over. The real work has only just begun. We as cinema goers must ensure the academy continues to support and recognise black actors in film for the years to come and not just for the first ceremony after the issue finally reached boiling point with the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag. Some of this year's nominees includes: Best Picture nominations for Hidden Figures and Moonlight, Actor in a Supporting Role for Moonlight star Mahershala Ali, Best Leading Actress for Ruth Negga in Loving, Best Supporting Actress for Viola Davis in Fences, Octavia Spencer from Hidden Fences and Naomie Harris from Moonlight. Congratulations to the all the nominees. Let's keep the conversation going.

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