The Oscars 2015 – Thoughts, commentary, live tweeting #Oscars

by • 19 February, 2015 • Film, The Arts, Word on the StreetComments Off on The Oscars 2015 – Thoughts, commentary, live tweeting #Oscars755


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The Oscars by numbers according by Associated Press

Number of the 20 acting nominees in Sunday’s Academy Awards who are non-white: 0

Percentage of 6,000-plus membership of the Academy who are non-white: 6

Number of black, Latino and Asian actors who won Oscars since the first awards in 1929: 9, 4 and 3

Percentage of non-white acting nominees in Academy’s 87-year history: 9.4

Number of female winners in the best director category: 1 (Kathryn Bigelow).

Percentage of blacks in the United States: 13.2

Percentage of Latinos in the U.S. population: 17.1

Percentage of Asians in the U.S. population: 5.3

Percentage of African-American speaking roles in the 500 top-grossing films at the U.S. box office in 2013: 10.8

Of Hispanics: 4

Asians: 5

Number of black filmmakers among the 565 directors of the top 500 films in the previous five years: 33

Number of black women filmmakers: 2

Percentage of women directing the top-100 grossing films each year from 2002 through 2012: 4.4

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