This year’s Oscar nominations caused quite a buzz and sparked the resurgence of the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. For the second year in a row, only White actors and actresses were nominated for the top four categories. This is not the first time the Academy has been criticized for appearing prejudiced and the track record of winners provides strong evidence to their opponents.
In celebration not only of Black History Month, but also of the sublime talent and accomplishments of Black actors and actresses, directors, costume designers, cinematographers, composers, sound-mixers, and more, we’ve pulled some notable films that have garnered the Academy’s recognition.
Come check them out!