2017 Oscars Air This Sunday

The 89th Annual Academy Awards is on ABC this Sunday, February 26.

Fences, Hidden Figures, and Moonlight are some of the black films nominated.

Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, and Octavia Spencer are a few of the black actors nominated this year.

Last year the Academy received a lot of backlash for the lack of diversity among the nominees. That backlash caused #OscarsSoWhite to trend on Twitter.

Essence.com has a a web page dedicated to this year's Oscars and the black nominees.

Jimmy Kimmel will serve as host Sunday. This will be his first time hosting the Oscars.

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