Oscars 2019: Hollywood’s biggest night honors inclusiveness and diversity

Eunice Barron

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ABC broadcasted the annual 91st Academy Awards, the event honored women, minorities and celebrated diversity despite not having a host.

The three hour event was mainly focused on recognizing the hard work of women in the film industry and people of different ethnicities.

The Academy Awards improved on inclusion of race diversity in its nomination categories.

This year’s ceremony definitely recognized woman of color in which was one the most significant highlights of the night such as Hannah Beachler’s historical win for Production Design and Ruth E. Carter for Costume Design, both for their work on “Black Panther.”

Both became the first African-American women to win in their categories and first to win in a non-acting category since Irene Cara in 1984 for her contribution for Best Original Song, “Flashdance…What A Feeling.”

Marvel Comic’s blockbuster hit “Black Panther” won three Academy Awards such as Best Original Score which also included Bleachler and Carter’s big wins.

“Black Panther” is the fist Marvel film with a predominately black cast and was the second-highest grossing film of 2018.

It proved to be a history-making film which featured its first black superhero in mainstream comics.

The film that triumph at the Oscars was “Green Book” by winning three awards in the Best Picture category, which was the star the entire show.

Mexico represented Latin American community with the film, “Roma,” in a victorious way by winning three awards.

“Roma’s” director, Alfonso Cuaron, earned his second director award and proved the impossible for many doubters which this includes the Best Actress nomination to Yalitza Aparicio.

Aparicio faced a lot of racial discrimination in her home country due to her indigenous background.

She made history in becoming the first indigenous woman to earn an Oscar nomination and the second Mexican woman to do so after Salma Hayek’s nomination for “Frida” in 2003.

“Roma” has become a source of pride for Mexico.

Other wins included films such as the Queen bio-pic, “Bohemian Rhapsody” which picked up four awards.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” star Rami Malek took home the “Best Actor” award for his portrayal of the rock band, Queen’s lead singer, Freddie Mercury.

This is his first Oscar nomination and award win in which pleased the audience.

The Academy honored Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, First Man, If Beale Street Could Talk, and The Favorite with other awards in which proved inclusion wins in mostly all the categories.

This year’s Academy Awards gave a satisfaction to the audience and made sure to include all nominees.

The Oscars made a huge progress in comparison to 2015’s award ceremony that sparked the backlash of 20 Caucasian actors nominated in the lead and supporting acting categories.

The #OscarsSoWhite trend became viral and a topic of conversation on Twitter that many people accused the Academy on the lack of diversity in their categories.

The 2019 Oscars definitely stepped up their game.

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