SJW’s ruin everything.
Is it time for a new hashtag?
This year’s Oscar nominations have thrust the conversation about diversity back into the limelight, but this time in a more positive context.
Seven actors of color were nominated Tuesday — Denzel Washington and Viola Davis for “Fences,” Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris for “Moonlight,” Ruth Negga for “Loving,” Dev Patel for “Lion” and Octavia Spencer for “Hidden Figures.”
Davis is now a three-time Oscar nominee, a first for an African American woman.
“Moonlight’s” Barry Jenkins also made history as the first African American to score nominations for best director, best picture and best adapted screenplay in the same year. That film’s co-editor, Joi McMillon, also became the first African American to earn a nomination for achievement in film editing.
Ava DuVernay, who in 2015 lost out on the opportunity to become the first black woman nominated for a directing Oscar for “Selma,” snagged a best documentary feature nomination this year for “13th.”
It all led BET to tweet “Oscars are not so white this year. Look at all this #BlackExcellence recognized in the Oscar nominations.”
So what happens if none of the black nominees wins? What about Asians, Hispanics, and other minorities?
I don’t care about color. My favorite movie from last year (Suicide Squad) had two black actors in lead roles. I’m not saying it was Oscar-worthy, but it was a damn good movie. What I don’t like is the way everything has to be racialized.
I have a dream where actors are judged by the quality of their performances and not by the color of their skin.