The Academy Awards announced the 2023 nominations on Tuesday, but are once again under fire for failing to include acclaimed contributions by Black filmmakers and actors.
Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Woman King, Chinonye Chukwu’s Till and Jordan Peele’s Nope did not receive any nominations, and many are wondering if the academy has made any progress acknowledging women and Black talent.
Halle Berry is the only Black woman to ever win an Oscar for Best Actress for Monster’s Ball. And to this date, a Black woman has never been nominated for Best Director.
On Jan.15, 2015, Twitter user and activist April Reign tweeted “#OscarsSoWhite they asked to touch my hair,” propelling conversations about the lack of diversity as all nominees across the 20 acting categories were white at the time.
The 95th Academy Awards will air on March 12.