The 91st annual Academy Award nominees were announced this morning, making some history in the process. The streaming service Netflix got its first-ever best picture nominee with "Roma," a film about a domestic worker set in Mexico in the 1970s. "Black Panther" got a best picture nod as well — the first-ever superhero movie in the category. Rounding out the list were "A Star Is Born," "BlacKkKlansman," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "The Favourite," "Green Book" and "Vice."
But four years since the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, questions about diversity remain, with just one black actor and one black actress out of 20 overall acting nominees, and not a single woman nominated for directing or cinematography. So are we making progress?
Jim Braude was joined by WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen; and Michael Jeffries, a sociologist and American Studies professor at Wellesley College.