By Cynthia Segura
Lack of diversity in the Oscars has been going on since the beginning started. The importance of diversity has been in on the awards given to Rita Moreno for Best Supporting Actress and Call me by your name Writing (Adapted Screenplay) awards.
To say the least, these are only the two to have been awarded for their importance to people who can strongly relate to it. It has taken a long look at diversity and that is why the new Hollywood is going to be better for future films.
Diversity is very important, it is what makes us unique. Not everyone is the same and by showing millions of people the different characteristics of people, would make anyone feel okay with their own differences. It all starts with Hollywood and its history behind films. Not everyone is the same; society has changed drastically and Hollywood took a big step towards a new and improved Oscars this year.
Millions of people all over the country from different backgrounds thrillingly wait for the Oscars to come. The Oscars took place at the home of filmmaking, Los Angeles, California. Sunday Oscars were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, and the event was more than welcome to the #MeToo and Times Up campaign. Including many actors wearing clips with the movements name to support women from sexual assault. It has been time for people to take a stand for women especially for the “17,700,000 women reported for sexual assault since 1998.” by the Me Too movement This also counts as part of the movement of Hollywood, diversity and change a big step forward to a new Hollywood.
Many actors spoke about how they feel on the topic of diversity, Jimmy Kimmel is the first to say “Only 11 percent of movies are directed by women and that is nuts!” This then leads to a lot of other actors expressing how they feel about people who disagree with the changes, “A few years ago, people would say the Oscars are so white.” Maya Rudolph exclaims. Actors who come from shoes of diversity is remarkable and exciting to see, from actors who can relate and share their own stories.
“With Coco, we try to take a step forward toward a world where all children can grow up seeing characters in movies who look and talk and live like they do. Marginalized people deserve to feel like they belong. Representation matters ” Lee Unkrich says as he grasps with Oscars award. It is spectacular to witness on live television the words of Unkrich and his view on the tremendous award-winning Coco. His view and understanding support to the marginalized people is great for the future. The Academy Awards expressing their choices with a lot of diversity is very important. Time goes by and the future is different. This is why the Oscars are doing the right thing to choose movies where people relate and can see other cultures struggles. Coco and Call me by your name are great examples of different stories with a strong message for families.
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