The Oscar Map: It’s the end of #OscarsSoWhite, at least for this year


LOS ANGELES — Ding-Dong, #OscarsSoWhite is dead. There will be no R.I.P. tweets. It will not be featured in an “In Memoriam” montage.

The hashtag that haunted Hollywood for two awards cycles can be safely put to rest — at least for the 2017 ceremony — since as many as half of this year’s 20 acting nominees are poised to be people of color. That’s thanks to Fences, Hidden Figures, Moonlight, Loving, Lion and Collateral Beauty. Just think what might’ve been if the Nate Parker controversy hadn’t undermined The Birth of a Nation!

Fences star Viola Davis is looking like a lock for Best Supporting Actress, and the actress most likely to pull off an upset is Moonlight‘s Naomie Harris. Davis’ co-star, Denzel Washington, is a surefire Best Actor nominee who will no doubt give Casey Affleck a run for his money. Read more…

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