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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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  • Soured

    The only reason why there are nomined is because last year was crazy about the black controversy … It’s sad to nomined black people just so there will not go crazy again but that’s propably the only reason …

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    um… viola was so good in fences and naomi was awesome in moonlight… but i have to go with michelle williams.. it’s just too good… viola or michelle for me???

  • Cooper

    I really could careless about their color the fact is all three woman are phenomenal actors. Congrats!

  • VanityInsecurity

    Lets be honest after last year.. did you really think a woman of color wasn’t going to be nominated at all? Even though I think the world of Viola, Octavia & Naomie .. for me Michelle Williams was insane she need to win it.

  • Wendy

    I’m actually surprised the whole list of nominees aren’t black with what happened last year lol. Not knocking those three ladies at all, they are great actresses.

  • Gina

    No honey, these women were actually amazing in their respective roles this year. You can’t deny that. Also, people tend to get nominated when they’ve appeared in movies that had a huge buzz. There is no denying that their movies had a lot of buzz this year.

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