The Female #historyMAKERS of This Year's Academy Awards
While award season is an exciting time in general, there's nothing more riveting than having talented nominees get the credit they deserve, especially when it involves women making history in a traditionally male-dominated industry.
This year's Academy Awards are proving to be record-setting for women. Meryl Streep is now officially "the most nominated performer in Oscar history," Fortune reports. Actresses like Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and more are also making history, making this year's Oscar nominees the most diverse group in the award show's history.
Davis is the first and only African-American actress to win a third consecutive nomination. Formerly recognized for her performances in "Doubt" and "The Help," she is now being nominated for Best Actress in "Fences."
Davis' nomination combined with Octavia Spencer's nomination for "Hidden Figures," and Naomie Harris' for "Moonlight," marks the first time in history that three African-American actresses are nominated in any single Oscars category — not to mention, they are all in the same one.
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