The Academy diversifies nominees

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After only one Black person was nominated for an Academy Award in 2020 and a past of solely all-White slates, this year’s Academy Awards feature the most diverse group of nominees in history. (l-r) LaKeith Stanfield, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Andra Day, Daniel Kaluuya and Leslie Odom Jr. are all nominated in major categories this year. The late Chadwick Boseman is nominated posthumously in the best actor in a leading role category for his last on screen appearance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.