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Diversity Oscars 2021: Judas and the Black Messiah makes history only all- Black producing team nominated ever for Best Picture: where to watch

The only film ever to with an Black producing team nominated for best picture, Judas and the Black Messiah,” is making Oscars history, the two leads, LaKeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya, are also both up for awards for acting in a supporting role.

Director Shaka King on set: Judas and the BLACK MESSIAH

Also for the first time, the non-white nominees outnumber white nominees in the best actor category. “Minari’s” Steven Yeun is the first Asian American to get a nomination in the category. Brit actor Riz Ahmed from “Sound of Metal”made history he is the first #Muslim to be nominated for best actor and the first person of #Pakistani descent to be named in any acting category. The late “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, who died o last August, is nominated for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

Leslie Odom Jr. will perform “Speak Now” from “One Night in Miami …” during the Oscars pre-show. Celeste and Daniel Pemberton will perform “Hear My Voice” from “Chicago 7,”
(Patti Perret / Amazon Studios)

Viola Davis holds the most lifetime Oscar nominations — with four — for a Black actress. In 2017 she won supporting actress for “Fences” this year she is nominated for lead actress for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

When is the Oscars:

93rd Academy Awards/Date
26 April 2021, 1:00 am BST

How to watch in the UK: You can watch the ceremony via Sky Cinema, who are set to air the event in full on its sub-channel Sky Cinema Oscars, followed by a highlights reel on Sky One. The Sky coverage will also be streamed online through NOW.

#RizAhmed #SoundofMetal #SKYCINEMA #marainey #oscars #BLM #Asian

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