#OscarsSoRight: Black movies hit big with film critics, actors score nominations


Exclusive Oscars Coverage by DC Livers, Veteran Entertainment Reporter

(www.BlacksinHollywood.com) – We’re calling it #OscarsSoRight because just one year after the Oscars started a virtual race war that led to an uprising at the election polls, the ship has been righted.

The nominations for the 2017 Oscars are in and it’s a big deal. BlacksinHollywood.com attended the 2016 Oscars and enjoyed the experience a lot despite no nominations for any African Americans. We found the event to be very professional, incredibly well done and memorable, despite the hoopla. Those who wanted diversity in film were correct in demanding change. That’s why BlacksinHollywood.com is commending the Academy for listening and making sweeping changes.

The nominees weren’t given because of racial quota. With the exception of MOONLIGHT (more on that later), BlacksinHollywood.com agrees wholeheartedly with the nominations of HIDDEN FIGURES and FENCES.

We’ll be attending the 2017 Oscars and providing great coverage for our loyal readers so stay tuned. Until then, enjoy this piece on what we’re calling: “The Road to the Oscars: BlackTwitter Style.”


Nominations (by movie):
“La La Land” — 14
“Arrival” — 8
“Moonlight” — 8
“Hacksaw Ridge” — 6
“Lion” — 6
“Manchester by the Sea” — 6
“Fences” — 4
“Hell or High Water” — 4

The list of nominations for the 89th Academy Awards

Best picture
“La La Land”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Hidden Figures”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
Immediate reaction: This race is shaping up to be a battle between the poignant drama “Moonlight” and the fanciful musical “La La Land,” which won a record-setting seven Golden Globes earlier this month. “La La” seems to have the edge given its record-tying 14 nominations.

Best actress in a leading role
Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
Emma Stone, “La La Land”
Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”
Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Ruth Negga, “Loving”


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