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Best Supporting Actress Oscars Category Makes History in 2017

Best Supporting Actress Oscars Category Makes History in 2017

The Best Supporting Actress category for the 2017 Oscars is making history for an amazing reason.

It is the first time in Oscars history where three black female performers were nominated in an acting category at the same time. It is also the first time that three black artists hold a majority in any category.

Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, and Octavia Spencer are nominated for their work in Fences, Moonlight, and Hidden Figures, respectively.

This is not the first time three actors of color were nominated in the same category.

Most recently, this happened in 2006 where Adriana Barraza (Babel), Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), and Rinko Kikuchi (Babel) were nominated in the same category.

If you missed it, see the full list of nominations here!

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