Oscars less white!!!
The Oscar nominations came out early Tuesday, and we're still getting over all the shocks and snubs from this year's batch of nominees.
Among the most pleasant of surprises came from Best Supporting Actress category — as Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, and Octavia Spencer made history with their nominations!
Davis, Harris, and Spencer were all big contenders for their work in Fences, Moonlight, and Hidden Figures, respectively; but their official nominations are so special because it marks the first time three black women have been nominated in an acting category!
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Not only that, but their nods mark the first time three black people have been distinct nominees in any category, PERIOD.
So, basically, the 89th Academy Awards is the first time black nominees are the majority in a category at the Oscars — while Michelle Williams and Nicole Kidman are the minority!
This isn't the first time three people of color have been nominated in acting categories: the 1984 Oscars nominated
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