The Oscars has often been knocked for not being diverse enough but this year some are celebrating the awards inclusivity.
According to Variety, GLAAD has applauded the Academy Awards for nominating a record number of LGBTQ-inclusive films.
Among the films mentioned are “Green Book”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “A Star is Born”, and “The Favourite”, which all featured LGBTQ characters and/or performers.
“Today’s list of Oscar nominees reflect a banner year for LGBTQ inclusion in film and a signal that the Academy and its members are rightfully prioritizing diverse storytelling at a time when audiences and critics alike are calling for more,” said GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “The diversity across the full list of nominations should be celebrated and will no doubt lead to more inclusive, culture-changing films.”
GLAAD also noted other nominees, including “If Beale Street Could Talk”, based on the novel by the iconic gay author James Baldwin, screenwriter Jeff Whitty for co-writing “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”, documentary filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman for the short “End Game”, and Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman for their work on the music in “Mary Poppins Returns”.