2016 Oscar Outlook – 15 Black Actors, Actresses, Directors, Films That May Be in Contention Next Year
Oscar 2015 is now officially behind us, but the conversation about the lack of, shall we say, color, amongst this year’s nominees (and diversity within the filmmaking industry as a whole) continues, and will most certainly continue throughout the year, until next year’s Academy Awards celebration. The release of UCLA Ralph J Bunche’s “Hollywood Diversity Report” just last week, will certainly fuel some of the chatter, and rightfully so.
I’ll be contributing to that ongoing conversation with this early look at the work by black filmmakers that just might be in contention for trophies at the 2016 Oscars – a list that will be updated as new data is introduced that must be considered. So this is certainly not a final, exhaustive list, as we’re only 3 months into the new year, and there is still so much we don’t yet know with certainty.