So, the nominations for the 2016 Academy Awards were announced in Hollywood and hot damn have they done a number to address the whole #OscarsSoWhite fiasco of years past.

For the first time in Oscars history, people of colour have been nominated in every. Single. Category. Every one. Let’s take a moment to think about this.

People of colour. In every category. For the first time. In Oscars history. 

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Want more history-making? Not only is a POC nommed in every category but Viola Davis (absolute goddess and star of my not-so-secret guilty pleasure, How To Get Away With Murder) is the first-ever black actress to cop three noms. Three! 

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Joi McMillon is the first black woman to be nominated in the Best Film Editing category for her work on Moonlight, and is also the second-ever person of African-descent to be nominated in this category. 

Barry Jenkins
, who also worked tirelessly on Moonlight, has made history by being the first black filmmaker to be nominated for three awards – Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. 

Now, this is not to dismiss the fact that hey, we still have a hell of a long way to go in regards to equal representation on the silver screen, but the fact that the Academy is *actually* recognising the enormous amount of work that POC do in the film industry is a step in the right direction.

Source: Academy Awards.


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