The 2016 Academy Awards are this Sunday, February 28. While it is usually a much-anticipated event, the show may face its lowest ratings yet, as outrage over the lack of diversity in nominees has triggered a maelstrom in the media. In response to public outcry, the Academy is drastically revamping their membership policies, but there is still a long way to go.
Hollywood’s diversity problem goes far beyond The Oscars (see these 6 charts that show how non-diverse Hollywood is). But as the awards are the highest honors given to those working in the industry, the lack of representation is particularly worrisome.
Sadly, this trend is not new. As Time Labs points out, in the Academy Awards’ 92-year history, only 6.4% of acting nominations have gone to non-white actors. Actual awards have gone to even fewer. To put that in perspective, Time created an interactive graphic that shows us exactly what that looks like—and it’s pretty discouraging.
Click on the image below or click here to find out which actors were nominated, the roles they were nominated, and which actor won that year.
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