Some of Hollywood’s greatest movies have never won an Academy Award. But there’s an indication that critically acclaimed movies are now being recognized with Oscar nominations.
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Throughout its history, the Academy Awards has picked some questionable winning films. But there are signs the Oscars are more often recognizing quality filmmaking.
Letitia Wright in
Black Panther. Popular discussions about the movie demonstrate a desire for representation in commercial media.
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The hype around the costumes in the film Black Panther shows a need to recognize the legacy of Black style in mainstream fashion.
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Desire haunts every sun-drenched frame of the Oscar-nominated film starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.
Shape of Water – the US film leading the BAFTA nominations.
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Butner Elementary School students sing patriotic music on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. April 2, 2009.
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There were red faces all round after the wrong film was given the award for Best Picture. But stranger things have happened.
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Mark Mangini (left) and David White hold this year’s Oscar for Sound Editing for Mad Max: Fury Road.
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Host James Corden performs with all the nominees during the 70th annual Tony Awards.
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The cast of the film ‘Spotlight’ reacts after they won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards.
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Worth their weight in gold.
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Awards – and the Oscars especially – play a crucial role in conveying the quality of a film.
Nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, Spotlight has won over critics with its compelling story and strong cast featuring Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo.
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If you haven't seen Oscar winner Spotlight yet, go. It tells the true story of how decades of abuse in one city was finally uncovered - followed by revelations worldwide, including in my home town.
An all-white affair?
Just one underrepresented minority was nominated for an Oscar this year. Is that too few? Let's look at the data.