Even As Oscars Respond Favorably, More Actors With Clout Must Insist on Inclusion

The Oscar statuettes. Photo: Flickr

Guillermo Del Toro, the 2018 Academy Awards Best Director Oscar Winner for  “Shape of Water” said, “I think that the greatest thing our art does and our industry does is to erase the lines in the sand. We should continue doing that when the world tells us to make them deeper.” 

If the 90th Academy Awards are any indication, Hollywood appears determined to flip the proverbial script and rewrite longstanding, cinematic wrongs. From historic firsts to concrete calls to action, the Oscars reflected how far the institution has come—and how much further it has to go.  

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