The 94th Annual Oscar Awards put Black excellence in entertainment on full display Sunday (March 27). From the show's producer Will Packer bringing an all-Black production team with him, to two of our very own legends –– Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes –– hosting the show, Black talent was certainly in the Dolby Theater.
The Academy has received criticism for years for its lack of diversity among nominations, though some of the biggest names in Black Hollywood were among the rather short list of Black Oscars nominees. Check out this list to see all of the Black entertainers and creators up for a treasured Oscars trophy.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role, West Side Story
DeBose made history on Sunday (March 27), becoming the first Afro Latina and openly queer actor of color to ever win an Oscar.
Ahmir Questlove Thompson
Best Documentary, Summer of Soul
Best Actor, King Richard
Shaquille O'Neal and Stephen Curry
Best Documentary Short, The Queen of Basketball