And this year’s Oscar for inclusivity goes to … the Academy!

And this year’s Oscar for inclusivity goes to … the Academy!

The Guardian

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Chloé Zhao, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Kaluuya … diversity has truly taken root at the Oscars – with women, older characters and people of colour being recognised

Even before the curtain fell, this year’s Oscars attracted a lot of labels. Oddest Oscars ever! That seemed fair: no hosts, no songs, just 170 guests clapping in a train station. Most sombre Oscars ever? Also true. A global pandemic and a lot of films inspired by police brutality don’t make for the frothiest few hours.

Most boring Oscars ever? That, too, has some validity: the meticulous stage-managing dictated by Covid protocols made for a remarkably smooth – and platitudinous – ceremony, with none of the slips that can help keep viewers from snoozing.

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