Published Feb 24, 2017 at 2:59 PM | Updated at 3:12 PM EST on Feb 24, 2017
Last year's Academy Awards was widely criticized for the lack of diversity represented in its nominations. A popular Twitter hashtag, #OscarsSoWhite, sparked a discussion about the need for greater recognition of black and other minority players in Hollywood.
This year, a black actor is nominated in every acting category. There are also black directors, producers, sound engineers, cinematographers and writers nominated for awards.