Oscars: Diverse nominations welcomed – BBC News

The 2021 Oscar nominations are the most diverse Oscars ever, with nine of the 20 acting nominees from non-white backgrounds.

And two women were nominated for best director – the first time more than one woman has been shortlisted for that prize in the awards’ 93-year history.

Anna Smith, a film critic and host of the Girls on Film podcast told, BBC World News it was a very diverse year – which people had been hoping for.

“There has been a lot of criticism in the past of the Oscars being far too white and of course, particularly given the events of the past year – Black Lives Matter – it is terrific to see quite a number of actors of colour nominated.”

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