Diversity the big winner at the Oscars 2019 as more women and more individual black nominees win than ever before

Oscar 2019 diversity

  • Spike Lee took home his first competitive Oscar for BlacKkKlansman
  • Three out of the four top acting awards were won by non-white actors as Regina King, Mahershala Ali and Rami Malek triumphed for their roles 
  • Malek spoke about being the son of an immigrant in his acceptance speech 
  • Hannah Beachler and Ruth Carter became just the second and third black women to win non-acting Oscars for their roles on Black Panther 
  • Mahershala Ali became only the second black actor to win two Oscars following Denzel Washington, who won for Glory and Training Day
  • The inclusivity of the winners Sunday stood in stark contrast to the #OscarsSoWhite backlash that marked the 2016 and 2015 Oscars (read more)

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